To use without someone’s permission, often in a disrespectful way.
African American identity is sometimes appropriated by people who didn’t earn it with their white privilege.
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Something that's suitible for children and adults containing no swearing, nudity, gore etc.
"That movie better be appropriate for Sarah to watch."
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A certain way people want things to be done without thinking about it or it necessarily making any sense. Used when there are no firm standards and/or valid justification for restrictions, but people just making rules because of traditions of themselves or others.
"It isn't appropriate to voice your objections."
"All students shall dress appropriately."
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HAWT...as in off the hook bodacious, utterly bootylicious. A frickin walking hardon. Like... oh my god, i think i wet myself, because that is so frickin hawt!!!
how "appropriate" is that swim suit?
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To say something that in context is appropriate, but can be taken easily out of context to be made inappropriate.
Susie told me that I had a big package, and we know she wasn't talking about the box I was carrying; it was so passive appropriate!
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A way for people, normally white girls from LA, on twitter to take offense for another culture while people from the actual culture normally really don’t give a shit.
Person: My lNative American step-mother used to hang dream catchers on our walls, but she passed away. Is it still appropriate for me to keep it?
Ruby Richardson: Is she from the Ojibwe tribe? Have you studied the history of the Ojibwe people and the dream catcher? If not then it’s not meant for you and it’s cultural appropriation and I don’t care that it was a gift from your deceased stepmother.
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When a different culture adopts cultural traditions of another culture.

This's a very common process in diverse locations and open-minded people, in which multiple cultures accept and adopt others' traditions.

This's rarely a bad thing - examples of when "cultural appropriation" is when the Nazis adopted the Swastika (卍) from Indian religions and therefore gave it a bad name.

Barbaric philosophy of SJWs conclude that cultural appropriation is a grave sin. This SJW philosophy has very common traits with racial segregation, apartheid, racism, and likewise. Although SJWs believe that they're politically correct, this racist barbaric philosophy can easily be categorized under hate speech, discrimination, or racism, or in the support of thereof.
Cultural Appropriation is a very common result of diversity!
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