As adjectives the difference between inappropriate and bawdy
is that inappropriate
is not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place while bawdy
is (obsolete) soiled, dirty.
Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
- It is inappropriate to burp at a formal dinner.
- "While PDA or sexual irresponsibility may be considered unsuitable, it is not inappropriate for teenagers in a relationship and nearly of legal age to talk alone."
* out of line
(obsolete) Soiled, dirty.
*:whanne he had ouertaken the damoysel / anone she sayd what dost thow here / thou stynkest al of the kechyn / thy clothes ben bawdy of the greece and talowe that thou gaynest in kyng Arthurs kechyn
Obscene; filthy; unchaste.
(of language) Sexual in nature and usually meant to be humorous but considered rude.
* bawdy house