inappropriate etymology

English word inappropriate comes from English in-, English appropriate

Detailed word origin of inappropriate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
appropriate English (eng) (obsolete) Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.. Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.. Suitable or fit; proper. (transitive) To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, especially in exclusion of all others; with to or for.. (transitive) To take to oneself; to [...]
inappropriate English (eng) Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, or place.

Words with the same origin as inappropriate

Descendants of in-
immoral impound inaudible incapable incomprehensible indispensable inexperienced informal informed inhuman inland insecure insensitive insignificant inspector invalid invaluable irrelevant irresistible irresponsible