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o- +‎ tillbörlig, dating back to Old Swedish, cognate with Norwegian and Danish utilbørlig


otillbörlig (comparative mer otillbörlig, superlative mest otillbörlig)

  1. improper, undue, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unwarranted, unjust
    • Genesis 34:7 (King James Version vs. Swedish 1917 translation)
      han hade gjort vad som var en galenskap i Israel, i det han hade lägrat Jakobs dotter - en otillbörlig gärning.
      he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
    • Jack London, The God of His Fathers, chapter: The Man with the Gash
      han följde ständigt solen med ögonen, som med otillbörlig hast arbetade sig upp över himlens östliga båge
      his eyes constantly gauging the progress of the sun, which tore up the eastern slope of the heavens with unseemly haste.


Inflection of otillbörlig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular otillbörlig mer otillbörlig mest otillbörlig
Neuter singular otillbörligt mer otillbörligt mest otillbörligt
Plural otillbörliga mer otillbörliga mest otillbörliga
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 otillbörlige mer otillbörlige mest otillbörlige
All otillbörliga mer otillbörliga mest otillbörliga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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