French translation of 'inappropriate'
1. (= unsuitable) [thing, product] qui n’est pas adapté(e)
to be inappropriate to sb’s needs ne pas être adapté(e) aux besoins de qn
2. (= morally)
inappropriate for children qui n’est pas pour les enfants
[behaviour, remark] déplacé(e)
(= language) inapproprié(e)
[word, expression] impropre
to be inappropriate to do sth
It would be inappropriate to comment. Il serait malvenu de faire des commentaires.
to be inappropriate for sb to do sth
It would be inappropriate for me to interfere. Ce serait malvenu de ma part de m’en mêler.
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Example Sentences Including 'inappropriate'
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Obviously the studmuffin didn't share her problem with inappropriate levity.KISS AN ANGEL (2002)
Normal conversation was starting up again, responding to the Captain's assertion that grief was inappropriate.THE GOSPEL MAKERS (2002)
Now, realizing that she was enjoying it in a totally inappropriate way, was very difficult indeed.TICKLED PINK (2002)
But Joanna merely smiled, and then startled Enid by giving her an utterly inappropriate hug.HERE BE DRAGONS (2002)
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British English: inappropriate ADJECTIVE
Something that is inappropriate is not useful or suitable for a particular situation or purpose.
There is no suggestion that clients have been sold inappropriate policies.
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Translation of inappropriate from the Collins English to French Dictionary