Misappropriate vs Inappropriate - What's the difference?

misappropriate | inappropriate |


As a verb misappropriate

is to use something wrongly, or illegally.

As an adjective inappropriate is

not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.

misappropriate

English

Verb

(misappropriat)
  • To use something wrongly, or illegally
  • To embezzle
  • Synonyms

    (use wrongly) * misuse (embezzle) * defalcate * embezzle * peculate

    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