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improper

[ im-prop-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF improper
  • adj.not suitable
  • adj.vulgar, immoral

Synonyms for improper

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Antonyms for improper

  • OK
  • acceptable
  • accurate
  • appropriate
  • correct
  • honest
  • reasonable
  • right
  • suitable
  • true
  • valid
  • wise
  • decent
  • fitting
  • formal
  • good
  • moral
  • proper
  • uncorrupt
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPROPER

For my own part, I thought pride in his case an improper subject for raillery.

It is also, in the present acceptation of the word, improper.

Before we quit this island, it will not, perhaps, be improper to mention some things about it.

I am but the son of poor parents, and may have been tempted to some things that are improper.

The improper connections were soon removed and others substituted.

He would undoubtedly have described it as both "insanitary and improper."

"I certainly shall do nothing so improper," returned Diana severely.

It's improper; yes, you may say what you like, it's improper.'

But what was proper and what was improper was sorely muddled together in her brain.

The improper feeding of children is the great cause of infant mortality.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "not true," from French impropre (14c.), from Latin improprius, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + proprius (see proper). Meaning "not suited, unfit" is from 1560s; that of "not in accordance with good manners, modesty, decency" is from 1739. Related: Improperly (late 14c.).

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