Malappropriate

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Malappropriate mal-a-prō′pri-āt to misuse
    • adv Malappropriate badly apropos: not suited to the purpose: unseasonably
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Usage

In literature:

He died of fever in 1202, supposed to have been brought on by grief at these malappropriations.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
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