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English noun: impropriety

1. impropriety (attribute) an improper demeanor


Broader (hypernym)behavior, behaviour, conduct, demeanor, demeanour, deportment

Narrower (hyponym)inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy, wrongness

Antonymscorrectitude, properness, propriety

2. impropriety (state) the condition of being improper

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

3. impropriety (act) an indecent or improper act


Broader (hypernym)misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed

Narrower (hyponym)obscenity

4. impropriety (act) an act of undue intimacy

Synonymsfamiliarity, indecorum, liberty

Broader (hypernym)misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed

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