HyperDic: improper

English > 3 senses of the word improper:
ADJECTIVEallimpropernot suitable or right or appropriate
allimproper, unconventional, unlawfulnot conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
allimproper, wrongnot appropriate for a purpose or occasion
improper > pronunciation
Soundsihmpraa'per
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > improper: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot suitable or right or appropriate.
Examples
  • "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"
  • "improper medication"
  • "improper attire for the golf course"
Attribute ofpropriety, properness, correctitudecorrect or appropriate behavior
Narrowerindecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untowardnot in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
out-of-the-way, out of the wayImproper or even offensive
wrong, incorrectnot in accord / accord with established usage / usage or procedure
See alsoinappropriatenot suitable for a particular occasion etc
incorrect, wrongnot correct
indecentOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
indecorous, indelicatelacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
unfitBelow the required standards for a purpose
wrongcontrary to conscience or morality or law
Oppositepropermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Spanishimpropio, inapropiado
Catalaninapropiat
Nounsimpropernessan improper demeanor
Adverbsimproperlyin an improper way
English > improper: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention.
Example "improper banking practices"
Synonymsunconventional, unlawful
Broaderirregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
Spanishilícito
Nounsimpropernessan improper demeanor
English > improper: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot appropriate for a purpose or occasion.
Synonymwrong
Broaderinappropriatenot suitable for a particular occasion etc
Spanishimpropio, inadecuado
Catalanimpropi, inadequat
Nounsimpropernessan improper demeanor

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