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synonyms for improperly

  • clumsily
  • inadequately
  • inappropriately
  • awkwardly
  • badly
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Ring reports to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission that it has received 85 incident reports involving use of improper screws, with 23 cases of ignition involving minor property damage and eight cases of minor personal burns.
IMPROPERLY INSTALLED RING DOORBELLS ARE CATCHING ON FIREJIM SALTERNOVEMBER 11, 2020ARS TECHNICA
It alleges that poll workers in Maricopa County gave improper instructions to some residents who used voting machines, possibly causing votes to go uncounted.
PA. ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THERE’S NO NEED FOR ADDITIONAL INTERVENTION BY SUPREME COURT WITH MAIL BALLOTSREIS THEBAULT, ROBERT BARNES, HANNAH KNOWLESNOVEMBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Watchdog groups have “meticulously cataloged” the ways regulators have “failed to safeguard the public from improper diversion of prescription opioids,” Walmart’s lawyers said in the 54-page complaint.
WALMART SUES GOVERNMENT TO PRE-EMPT ALLEGATIONS IT HELPED FUEL OPIOID CRISISKDUNN6OCTOBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
To put it in perspective, 297,000 die annually from diseases caused by improper sanitation.
THE IRREVERENT TOILET PAPER STARTUP THAT CLEANED UP DURING THE PANDEMIC LOCKDOWNRACHEL KINGOCTOBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
Lawhon says the problem is not just improper waste practices by visitors, but overwhelmed agencies struggling to keep up while maintaining pandemic-safe levels of staffing and operations.
NATIONAL PARKS ARE LOGGING RECORD CROWDS. HERE’S HOW TO VISIT SAFELY.ULA CHROBAKOCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Food insecurity is especially important to young children and unborn babies because improper nutrition can permanently stunt brain development and growth.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE SPOTLIGHTS THE LINKS BETWEEN HUNGER AND CONFLICTLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 10, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Prospect, Inter Valley and a hospital used by the plan’s patients had to repay the federal government for the improper income they’d received.
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCESBY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
The coal company’s lawyer said there was nothing improper about the settlement.
THIS BILLIONAIRE GOVERNOR’S COMPANIES HAVE NOW REACHED $140 MILLION IN LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGMENTS OVER UNPAID BILLSBY KEN WARD JR. AND ALEX MIERJESKISEPTEMBER 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
An internal company investigation of work conditions was prompted by a BuzzFeed News report in July based on 36 interviews with ex-staffers, who complained about or said they witnessed improper and unfair treatment.
ELLEN DEGENERES VOWS ‘NEW CHAPTER’ AS HER DAYTIME TALK SHOW BEGINS ITS NEW SEASONRADMARYASEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
In 2017, a Beijing court ruled that China’s pharmaceutical regulator received improper payments from vaccine makers including Sinovac.
CHINA’S SINOVAC PLANS TO TEST COVID VACCINE ON CHILDREN BEFORE THE COMPANY IS SURE THE INOCULATION WORKS IN ADULTSGRADY MCGREGORSEPTEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPROPERLY

  • break
  • break down
  • conk out
  • fail
  • function go on the blink
  • improperly
  • jam
  • malfunction
  • not work
  • stall
  • stop running
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