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Definition 1: of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature - [adjective denoting all]

(malapropos is similar to ...) of an inappropriate or misapplied nature

(means also ...) not suitable for a particular occasion etc

"noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness" "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach" "put inappropriate pressure on them"

(... are attributes of malapropos) the quality of being specially suitable

Definition 2: at an inconvenient time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where malapropos or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner
  • she answered malapropos

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