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English adjective: improper

1. improper not suitable or right or appropriate


SamplesSlightly improper to dine alone with a married man.
Improper medication.
Improper attire for the golf course.


Similarincorrect, indecent, indecorous, out-of-the-way, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward, wrong


See alsoinappropriate, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, unfit, wrong


Attributecorrectitude, properness, propriety


Antonymsproper

2. improper not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention


SamplesAn unconventional marriage.
Improper banking practices.


Synonymsunconventional, unlawful


Similarirregular


Antonymsregular

3. improper not appropriate for a purpose or occasion


SamplesSaid all the wrong things.


Synonymswrong


Similarinappropriate


Antonymsappropriate









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