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Synonyms for improper
ɪmˈprɒp ərim·prop·er

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  1. improperadjective

    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, unlawfuladjective

    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, wrongadjective

    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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. improperadjective

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

  2. improperadjective

    unseemly, unbecoming, indecent, indecorous

  3. improperadjective

    inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous, wrong

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  1. improperadjective

    indecorous, unseemly, indecent, inappropriate, wrong, solecistic

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  1. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

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

  2. Gabe Feldman:

    For a variety of reasons, the NCAA is limited in what it can do, it’s limited by what its rules say it can do, it’s not the NCAA saying we care about an improper benefit of $1,000 more than we care about sexual assault. It’s our jurisdiction covers the improper benefits. It doesn’t cover these other areas.

  3. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    An improper mind is a perpetual feast.

  4. George Will:

    In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)

  5. U. S. Government Study On The Labeling Of Children:

    The term "learning disability" has appeal because it implies a specific neurological condition for which no one can be held particularly responsible, and yet it escapes the stigma of mental retardation. There is no implication of neglect, emotional disturbance, or improper training or education, nor does it imply a lack of motivation on the part of the child. For these cosmetic reasons, it is a rather nice term to have around.

Translations for improper

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  • impropiCatalan, Valencian
  • unpassendGerman
  • ezegokiBasque
  • sopimaton, säädytön, vääräFinnish
  • impropre, inconvenant, grossier, inadapté, inappropriéFrench
  • ongepast, misplaatst, onjuist, verkeerd omschreven, ongeschikt, inconsistent, foutiefDutch
  • uriktig, urettmessig, uegnet, feilaktig, upassende, uanstendigNorwegian
  • incorreto, impróprioPortuguese
  • impropriuRomanian
  • неуме́стный, неподходя́щий, непра́вильный, ло́жный, оши́бочный, неприли́чный, непристо́йныйRussian
  • neprimerenSlovene
  • yanlış, yakışıksız, uygunsuzTurkish

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