1 / E5prEUprIEt; E`proprIEt/ adj ~ (for/to sth) suitable; right and proper 适当的; 合适的; 正当的: Sports clothes are not appropriate for a formal wedding. 运动服用於正式婚礼中是不适当的. * His formal style of speaking was appropriate to the occasion. 他郑重其事的讲话方式适合於那个场合. * You will be informed of the details at the appropriate time. 在适当的时候将把详情告诉你. > appropriately adv. appropriateness n [U].