What is another word for inappositeness?

53 synonyms found


[ ɪnɐpˈɒsɪtnəs], [ ɪnɐpˈɒsɪtnəs], [ ɪ_n_ɐ_p_ˈɒ_s_ɪ_t_n_ə_s]

How to use "Inappositeness" in context?

What does "inappositeness" mean?

In English, "inappositeness" typically occurs when a word is used in a way that does not match its meaning. For example, the word "chair" is used to describe both a piece of furniture and a position on the ground. The word "chair" is inapplicable to the latter use, which is why it is sometimes referred to as an "inappropriate word."

Some other examples of inappositeness in English include "the minister is in attendance" and "I don't understand what you're trying to say.

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