not suitable or right or appropriate
"slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"
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
improper, unconventional, unlawful(adj)
not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
"an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
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
not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
"said all the wrong things"
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
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I am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia state based on facts -- not misleading and salacious headlines, i am willing to appear voluntarily if the committee isn't looking for the headline of issuing a subpoena.
It is improper for the President of Alexander Vindman to demand a foreign government investigate a Alexander Vindman citizen and political opponent.
In retrospect, the criticism of the Human Rights Campaign was unfair, the murder of Matthew Shepard was a horrifying crime, and it is appropriate for the Human Rights Campaign to call special attention to a crime motivated by hatred. I regret the suggestion that it was improper.
The IRS’s use of these criteria as a basis for heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred, it is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.
It's just another way of putting more pressure and increasing the backlog and the pressure on judges to just to do more cases and faster with limited resources and limited tools, it's another representation of the improper use of the court as an extension of the law enforcement policies of the executive branch.
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- impropiCatalan, Valencian
- väärä, sopimaton, säädytönFinnish
- impropre, inadapté, inapproprié, grossier, inconvenantFrench
- foutief, inconsistent, ongeschikt, ongepast, verkeerd omschreven, onjuist, misplaatstDutch
- upassende, uegnet, uriktig, urettmessig, uanstendig, feilaktigNorwegian
- incorreto, impróprioPortuguese
- непра́вильный, ло́жный, неприли́чный, непристо́йный, неподходя́щий, оши́бочный, неуме́стныйRussian
- uygunsuz, yanlış, yakışıksızTurkish
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