[mal-ap-ruh-poh] /ˌmæl æp rəˈpoʊ/
inappropriate; out of place; inopportune; untimely:
a malapropos remark.
of an inappropriate or misapplied nature or kind
in an inappropriate way or manner
something inopportune or inappropriate
1660s, from French mal à propos “inopportunely, inappropriately,” literally “badly for the purpose,” from mal (see mal-) + proposer “propose” (see propose).
[mal-uh-prop-iz-uh m] /ˈmæl ə prɒpˌɪz əm/ noun 1. an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound. 2. an instance of this, as in “Lead the way and we’ll precede.”. /ˈmæləprɒpˌɪzəm/ noun 1. the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one of similar […]
[mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/ Anatomy adjective 1. of or relating to the cheek or . noun 2. Also, malar bone. . [mey-ler, -lahr] /ˈmeɪ lər, -lɑr/ noun 1. Lake, a lake in S Sweden, extending W from Stockholm. 440 sq. mi. (1140 sq. km). /ˈmeɪlə/ adjective 1. of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone noun […]
[mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/ Anatomy adjective 1. of or relating to the cheek or . noun 2. Also, malar bone. . noun, Anatomy. 1. a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone. noun 1. either of two bones, one on each side of the skull, that […]
[muh-lair-ee-uh] /məˈlɛər i ə/ noun 1. Pathology. any of a group of diseases, usually intermittent or remittent, characterized by attacks of chills, fever, and sweating: formerly supposed to be due to swamp exhalations but now known to be caused by a parasitic protozoan, which is transferred to the human bloodstream by a mosquito of the […]