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Synonyms for proper
ˈprɒp ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proper(adj)

    marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

    "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"

    Synonyms:
    proper(a), right, proper(ip)

    Antonyms:
    indecent, out-of-the-way, unseemly, inappropriate, untoward, general, unbecoming, wrong, indecorous, uncomely, nonspecific, incorrect, unreal, improper

  2. proper(a)(adj)

    having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

    "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job"

    Antonyms:
    unreal, indecent, general, improper, unbecoming, nonspecific, incorrect, inappropriate, unseemly, out-of-the-way, uncomely, indecorous, untoward, wrong

  3. proper(ip)(adj)

    limited to the thing specified

    "the city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper"

    Antonyms:
    untoward, improper, unreal, incorrect, wrong, indecorous, inappropriate, nonspecific, general, indecent, out-of-the-way, unseemly, unbecoming, uncomely

  4. proper, right(adj)

    appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

    "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"

    Synonyms:
    right(a), proper(a), good, proper(ip), veracious, correct, right, ripe, right-hand(a)

    Antonyms:
    unreal, indecorous, improper, out-of-the-way, unseemly, uncomely, unbecoming, nonspecific, general, inappropriate, incorrect, wrong, indecent, untoward

Wiktionary

  1. proper(adjective)

    Suitable.

    Synonyms:
    fitting, prudent, apt, correct, sensible, right

    Antonyms:
    wrong, insensible, incorrect, bad, imprudent

  2. proper(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    polite, well-mannered, good, right, decent, appropriate

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate, ill-mannered, bad, wrong, indecent, unseemly, impolite

  3. proper(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    appropriate, just, honorable

    Antonyms:
    unjust, dishonorable, inappropriate

  4. proper(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    intensive, royal, comprehensive, sweeping

    Antonyms:
    superficial, slapdash, incomplete, partial

  5. proper(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    full, complete

    Antonyms:
    incomplete

  6. proper(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    total, right, utter, complete

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proper

    That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.

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

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

    Preposition:
    The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.

Editors Contribution

  1. mannered

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proper(a.)

    Synonyms:
    particular, peculiar, individual, special, specific, not common

  2. proper(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fit, fitting, befitting, suitable, appropriate, meet, seemly, convenient, adapted, becoming, right, legitimate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. proper(a)

    Synonyms:
    appropriate, meet, suitable, seemly, condign, appertinent, conformable, consistent, apposite, decorous, conventional, formal, sedate, demure

    Antonyms:
    improper, inappropriate, unsuitable

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How to use proper in a sentence?

  1. Conor McGregor:

    We created close to one hundred blends and ultimately selected what we knew was the one and only proper whiskey blend. We took the time to develop an incredible whiskey and I’m excited to share it with the world.

  2. Clifton Fadiman:

    For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

  3. William Maisel:

    In 2009 we weren't aware of outbreaks of multi-drug resistant bacteria in these scopes happening when proper cleaning was followed.

  4. Valerie Xu:

    This really amazed me in America, we're supposed to be considered the richest country in the world, yet doctors and nurses fighting on the front line can not get proper protection.

  5. Jason Humbert:

    We encourage people to remain vigilant whether online or in a store, and avoid purchasing products marketed to treat cancer without any proof they will work. Patients should consult a health care professional about proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. there's also concern that some of the products could interact with any medications or any other underlying conditions that consumers may have.

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Translations for proper

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  • لائقArabic
  • adequatCatalan, Valencian
  • slušný, vlastní, pravý, pořádný, správnýCzech
  • richtig, angemessen, eigentlich, Eigenname, passend, eigenGerman
  • adecuada, adecuado, conveniente, precisoSpanish
  • oikea, kunnon, kelpo, erisnimi, luonnonvärinen, varsinainen, kunnollinenFinnish
  • juste, propre, convenable, exact, appropriéFrench
  • iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
  • ראויHebrew
  • उचितHindi
  • tulajdonnév, tényleges, saját, megfelelőHungarian
  • համապատասխան, պատշաճArmenian
  • proprio, decente, appropriato, adattoItalian
  • まとも, 厳密, 固有, 適当, 完全, ふさわしい, 徹底した, 上品, 妥当, 特有, 品の良い, 適した, 完璧, 元, 独特, きちんとした, 本来, 適切, 全くJapanese
  • په‌سه‌ندKurdish
  • сопствен, соодветен, пристоен, вистински, свој, добар, умесен, самиот, правилен, погоден, личен, прикладен, правMacedonian
  • echt, grondig, juist, compleet, goed, eigen, eigenlijk, volslagen, keurig, net, geschikt, degelijk, zelf, deugdelijk, gepastDutch
  • høvelig, egentlig, ordentlig, skikkelig, riktig, sann, egen, veloppdragent, korrekt, passende, høviskNorwegian
  • właściwyPolish
  • propriamente dito, adequado, por completo, próprio, apropriado, decente, completoPortuguese
  • propriuRomanian
  • как таковой, круглый, надлежащий, собственный, настоящий, подходящий, самый, соответствующий, полный, правильныйRussian
  • lämplig, proper, riktig, egen, passande, äkta, egennamn, egentligSwedish
  • düzgünTurkish
  • اچتUrdu

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    • A. pettish
    • B. pestilent
    • C. plaguey
    • D. agreeable

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