Inappropriate vs Impure - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between inappropriate and impure

is that inappropriate is not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place while impure is not pure.

As a verb impure is

(obsolete) to defile; to pollute.

inappropriate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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."

    Synonyms

    * out of line * unfit * unsuitable

    Derived terms

    * inappropriately * inappropriateness

    impure

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not pure
  • The impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.
  • Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed
  • Unchaste; lewd; unclean or obscene
  • He was thinking impure thoughts.
  • (Judaism) Not virgin, having previously had sexual intercourse
  • * 2012 , Frederick Ramsay, The Eighth Veil: A Jerusalem Mystery
  • “No one would marry her if she was impure''', don't you see?” “'''Impure'''? Surely if a woman is forcibly deprived of her virginity, she can't be thought of as '''impure .”

    Synonyms

    * imperfect, tainted

    Antonyms

    * pure

    Verb

    (impur)
  • (obsolete) to defile; to pollute
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