Inappropriate vs Mismatch - What's the difference?

inappropriate | mismatch |


As a adjective inappropriate

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

As a verb mismatch is

to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

As a noun mismatch is

something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.

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

    mismatch

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}