improper synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term improper:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. improperadjective

    not suitable or right or appropriate

    Synonyms:
    wrong, unlawful, unconventional

    Antonyms:
    decent, prudish, correct, victorian, puritanical, becoming, appropriate, prissy, proper, comely, strait-laced, fitting, prim, straitlaced, decorous, comme il faut, straight-laced, regular, halal, square-toed, right, seemly, priggish, kosher, straightlaced, tight-laced

  2. improper, unconventional, unlawfuladjective

    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    Synonyms:
    wrongful, illicit, outlaw(a), improper, outlawed, unlawful, wrong, unconventional, illegitimate

    Antonyms:
    priggish, correct, straitlaced, proper, right, tight-laced, regular, square-toed, straightlaced, victorian, straight-laced, puritanical, comme il faut, becoming, prudish, prissy, comely, seemly, appropriate, prim, kosher, decorous, fitting, decent, halal, strait-laced

  3. improper, wrongadjective

    not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

    Synonyms:
    unseasonable, untimely, awry(p), incorrect, improper, faulty, haywire, unlawful, ill-timed, wrong(p), wrong, amiss(p), unconventional

    Antonyms:
    regular, proper, priggish, appropriate, strait-laced, comely, victorian, halal, seemly, tight-laced, prissy, becoming, fitting, right, decent, comme il faut, square-toed, straightlaced, kosher, straitlaced, decorous, prudish, prim, straight-laced, puritanical, correct

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. improper

    Synonyms:
    awkward, ill-becoming, ill-fitting, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable

    Antonyms:
    becoming, befitting, beseeming, comely, congruous, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, graceful, meet, neat, proper, seemly, suitable, worthy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. improperadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuitable, unsuited, unfit, unapt, inapposite, inappropriate, unadapted, not proper

  2. improperadjective

    Synonyms:
    unseemly, unbecoming, indecent, indecorous

  3. improperadjective

    Synonyms:
    inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous, wrong

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

inappropriate, undue, incorrect, inadequate, irregular, abusive, unsuitable, bad, wrong, illegitimate, unseemly, unsound, reprehensible, unfair, careless, unfit, indus, poor, inaccurate



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