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Synonyms for proper
ˈprɒp ərprop·er

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Wiktionary

  1. properadjective

    Suitable.

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

    Antonyms:
    wrong, imprudent, bad, incorrect, insensible

  2. properadjective

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

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

  3. properadjective

    Synonyms:
    honorable, just, appropriate

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate, dishonorable, unjust

  4. properadjective

    Synonyms:
    sweeping, comprehensive, royal, intensive

    Antonyms:
    slapdash, partial, incomplete, superficial

  5. properadjective

    Synonyms:
    full, complete

    Antonyms:
    incomplete

  6. properadjective

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. properadjective

    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)adjective

    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)adjective

    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, rightadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. mannered

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. properadjective

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

  2. properadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. properadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    improper, inappropriate, unsuitable

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#168275seemly
#173643decorous
#282556congruous
#324754veracious

How to use proper in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.

  2. Michael Brunson:

    When we sing in stuffy offices and stuffy places, people eat it up because the world's gotten so corporate and PC, when you've got four guys in tuxedos walking around singing barbershop, it's such a deviation from the doldrums of proper business. There is a lighthearted irreverence to barbershop. We look at the way the world works and say, 'Everything's become so not fun, so let's make it fun again.'.

  3. 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.

  4. Joseph Addison:

    Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

  5. Prashant Agarwal:

    Any person can be a perfectionist but he may need to give proper time to attain mastery and during this time, he needs to carry utmost patience and composure. Because results are not just a click away, you need to put best of your efforts even if you fail and once you get fail, you need to start it all again, which needs a lot of strength and patience. Thus, patience would make you prepared for the upcoming outcomes. Make patience your asset, success would eventually become your treasure.


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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