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In pro pri iht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not right or proper for the time or place; not appropriate.
Is a black dress inappropriate for a wedding?
appropriate, apt, proper, suitable
similar words:
improper, unbecoming, wrong
derivations: inappropriately (adv.), inappropriateness (n.)
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in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent, incognizant), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.