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1. improper

adjective. ['ˌɪmˈprɑːpɝ'] not appropriate for a purpose or occasion.

Synonyms

  • inappropriate

Antonyms

  • favorable
  • clean

Etymology

  • improprius (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Improper

  • whopper
  • stopper
  • propper
  • gropper
  • dropper
  • cropper
  • clopper
  • topper
  • topor
  • shopper
  • popper
  • kopper
  • hopper
  • copper
  • chopper
  • bopper
  • opper

Example sentences of the word improper


1. Adjective
If your bunny is ingesting her own hair, she may be getting improper nutrition.

Quotes containing the word improper


1. No mathematician in the world would bother making these senseless distinctions: 2 1/2 is a "mixed number "while 5/2 is an "improper fraction."They're EQUAL for crying out loud. They are the exact same numbers and have the exact same properties. Who uses such words outside of fourth grade?
- Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

2. improper

adjective. ['ˌɪmˈprɑːpɝ'] not suitable or right or appropriate.

Synonyms

  • untoward
  • uncomely
  • unbecoming
  • indecent
  • correctitude
  • unfit
  • propriety
  • out-of-the-way
  • properness
  • unseemly
  • indelicate
  • incorrect
  • wrong
  • inappropriate

Antonyms

  • proper
  • improperness
  • appropriate
  • right
  • decorous
  • fit
  • impropriety

Etymology

  • improprius (Latin)

3. improper

adjective. ['ˌɪmˈprɑːpɝ'] not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention.

Synonyms

  • irregular
  • unconventional

Antonyms

  • modest
  • indecency
  • indecorousness

Etymology

  • improprius (Latin)
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