malapropos

malapropos
Synonyms and related words:
bad, futile, ill-adapted, ill-advised, ill-assorted, ill-chosen, ill-considered, ill-fitted, ill-matched, ill-seasoned, ill-sorted, ill-suited, ill-timed, impolitic, improper, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, incongruous, inconvenient, inept, inexpedient, infelicitous, inopportune, intempestive, intrusive, irrelevant, late, mal a propos, maladjusted, misjoined, mismatched, mismated, misplaced, mistimed, off base, out of character, out of joint, out of keeping, out of line, out of phase, out of place, out of proportion, out of season, out of time, out of tune, premature, too late, too soon, unadapted, unapt, unbecoming, unbefitting, undesirable, undue, unfavorable, unfit, unfitted, unfitting, unfortunate, unhandy, unhappy, unlucky, unmeet, unprofitable, unpropitious, unqualified, unready, unripe, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuitable, unsuited, untimely, untoward, unwise, wrong

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  • malapropos — mal*ap ro*pos , a. & adv. [F. mal [ a] propos; mal evil + [ a] propos to the purpose.] Unseasonable or unseasonably; unsuitable or unsuitably. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malapropos — index impertinent (irrelevant), inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, inept (inappropriate) …   Law dictionary

  • malapropos — (adv.) 1660s, from Fr. mal à propos inopportunely, inappropriately, lit. badly for the purpose, from mal (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + proposer propose (see PROPOSE (Cf. propose)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malapropos — [adj] inappropriate inapposite, inapt, infelicitous, inopportune, tactless, uncalled for, unseemly, unsuitable, untimely; concept 558 …   New thesaurus

  • malapropos — [mal΄ap rə pō′] adj. [Fr mal à propos: see MAL & APROPOS] at an awkward or improper time or place; inopportune; inappropriate adv. in an inopportune or inappropriate manner …   English World dictionary

  • malapropos — adverb Etymology: French mal à propos Date: 1668 in an inappropriate or inopportune way • malapropos adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • malapropos — /mal ap reuh poh /, adj. 1. inappropriate; out of place; inopportune; untimely: a malapropos remark. adv. 2. inappropriately; inopportunely. [1660 70; < F mal à propos badly (suited) to the purpose] * * * …   Universalium

  • malapropos —    (mahl ah proh POH) [French] Inappropriate; untimely; out of place; as in “a malapropos comment.” …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • malapropos — mal•ap•ro•pos [[t]ˌmæl æp rəˈpoʊ[/t]] adj. 1) inappropriate; inopportune: a malapropos remark[/ex] 2) inappropriately; inopportunely • Etymology: 1660–70; < F mal à propos badly (suited) to the purpose …   From formal English to slang

  • malapropos — adjective out of place; inappropriate See Also: apropos, malapropism …   Wiktionary

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