malapropism vs. malapropos – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Malapropism

Definition:

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Examples:

Malapropisms by famous celebrities are very amusing.

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Malapropos

Definition:

of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature

Examples:

she answered malapropos

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