"malapropos" meaning in All languages combined

See malapropos on Wiktionary

Adjective [English]

Etymology: From French mal à propos, from mal (“bad, badly”) and à propos (“appropriate, relevant”). Etymology templates: {{der|en|fr|mal à propos}} French mal à propos, {{m|fr|mal||bad, badly}} mal (“bad, badly”), {{m|fr|à propos||appropriate, relevant}} à propos (“appropriate, relevant”) Head templates: {{en-adj}} malapropos (comparative more malapropos, superlative most malapropos) Forms: more malapropos [comparative], most malapropos [superlative]
  1. out of place; inappropriate
    Sense id: malapropos-en-adj-cd4UcID9 Related terms: apropos, malapropism Translations (inappropriate): άκαιρος (ákairos) [masculine] (Greek)

Adverb [English]

Etymology: From French mal à propos, from mal (“bad, badly”) and à propos (“appropriate, relevant”). Etymology templates: {{der|en|fr|mal à propos}} French mal à propos, {{m|fr|mal||bad, badly}} mal (“bad, badly”), {{m|fr|à propos||appropriate, relevant}} à propos (“appropriate, relevant”) Head templates: {{en-adv}} malapropos (comparative more malapropos, superlative most malapropos) Forms: more malapropos [comparative], most malapropos [superlative]
  1. out of place; inappropriately
    Sense id: malapropos-en-adv-sBcx3qgy

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