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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

How to pronounce proper?

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How to use proper in a sentence?

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(c)(p)-LET THIS BE MY PERPETUAL MEMORIAL DAY QUOTE FOR THE USA.-ANY COUNTRY THAT CANNOT PROVIDE FOR THE PROPER HEALTHCARE OF ITS CITIZENS SHOULD NEVER CONSIDER ITSELF WORTHY OF THEM DYING FOR IT IN BATTLE. FOR IN A WAR, NO ONE WINS! BOTH SIDES END UP WITH CASUALTIES IN BODY BAGS AND MASS GRAVES, AND MAYBE NO MEMORIALS I AM RAS CARDO WHO CREATED REGGAE. YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT, BUT DO IT EXACTLY AS WRITTEN.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In other words, forgive all things and everyone. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard or overlook some things sometimes. Never waste your precious energy or time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize and maximize your God-given energy and time. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dreams and visions unyieldingly until you realize them. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you still need to live comfortably will be given to you by God in due course. That is to say, at the right or proper time. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes. For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for a while and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else or others. Because, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. Conclusively, dare to believe in God Almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides that, believe in your own self. In other words, be self-confident. For, it is expected of you. That is just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you. -Emeasoba George

  3. John Lyon:

    This is a public health crisis, and it is time to sound the alarm, to ensure that everyone takes proper action to protect themselves and their neighbors ; for the health and safety of all of us in Rockland County.

  4. Klaus Kristiansen:

    Maybe he can have a proper funeral.

  5. Christopher Wray:

    I have assured the Congress and I can assure the Congress today that the FBI will open investigations based on the facts and the law and proper predication, no one has asked me to open up an investigation based on anything but the facts, the law and proper predication.


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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