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Synonyms for improper
ɪmˈprɒp ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. improper(adj)

    not suitable or right or appropriate

    "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"

    wrong, unlawful, unconventional

    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, unlawful(adj)

    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"

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

    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, wrong(adj)

    not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

    "said all the wrong things"

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

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. improper(a.)

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

  2. improper(a.)

    unseemly, unbecoming, indecent, indecorous

  3. improper(a.)

    inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous, wrong

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. improper(a)

    indecorous, unseemly, indecent, inappropriate, wrong, solecistic

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How to use improper in a sentence?

  1. Attorney General Bill Barr:

    My goal will be to provide as much transparency as I can consistent with the law, i can assure you that, where judgments are to be made by me, I will make those judgments based solely on the law and will let no personal, political or other improper interests influence my decision.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The report confirms that the June 9, 2016, meeting was just what Donald Trump Jr. said it was, and nothing more, and that there was nothing improper about potentially listening to information.

  3. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.

  4. Chief Judge Jeffrey Howard:

    On the one hand, an institution is seeking a diverse student body and diverse community. On the other hand, there is a real concern about improper balancing.

  5. Rick Brights:

    I could not in good conscience ignore the scientific recommendations to limit access to those drugs under the direct care of a doctor, and instead allow political ambition and timelines to override scientific judgment. And that was just one of the many improper things I pushed back on with senior leadership within HHS.

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Translations for improper

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  • impropiCatalan, Valencian
  • unpassendGerman
  • ezegokiBasque
  • väärä, sopimaton, säädytönFinnish
  • impropre, inadapté, inapproprié, grossier, inconvenantFrench
  • foutief, inconsistent, ongeschikt, ongepast, verkeerd omschreven, onjuist, misplaatstDutch
  • upassende, uegnet, uriktig, urettmessig, uanstendig, feilaktigNorwegian
  • incorreto, impróprioPortuguese
  • impropriuRomanian
  • непра́вильный, ло́жный, неприли́чный, непристо́йный, неподходя́щий, оши́бочный, неуме́стныйRussian
  • neprimerenSlovene
  • uygunsuz, yanlış, yakışıksızTurkish

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