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[mal-ap-ruh-poh] /ˌmæl æp rəˈpoʊ/

inappropriate; out of place; inopportune; untimely:
a malapropos remark.
inappropriately; inopportunely.
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).


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