Definition of inappropriateness in English:

inappropriateness

noun

  • See inappropriate

    • ‘Algeria's domestic wine market promptly collapsed and the inappropriateness of an Islamic country's heavy economic reliance on wine production became an immediate problem.’
    • ‘‘I am truly sorry,’ Faith repeated, this time with more confidence as she realised the inappropriateness of her reaction, but the man waved away her apology.’
    • ‘Our objections have been based upon the inappropriateness of the design, scale, materials and siting of their ill conceived new building, so close to a conservation area.’
    • ‘The Baroness (as she was known after her marriage to a shifty nobleman) and her friends worshipped novelty, inappropriateness, audacity, not piously but with ferocious abandon.’
    • ‘Similarly, although it would not be a crime, for example, to smoke pot on the steps of Parliament or in a playground, police could increase the fine depending on the perceived inappropriateness of the act.’

Pronunciation

inappropriateness

/ɪnəˈprəʊprɪətnəs/