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1. proper

adjective. ['ˈprɑːpɝ'] marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness.

Synonyms

  • fitting
  • victorian
  • becoming
  • straitlaced
  • decent
  • strait-laced
  • seemly
  • propriety
  • prissy
  • halal
  • correct
  • puritanical
  • prim
  • square-toed
  • kosher
  • appropriate
  • tight-laced
  • correctitude
  • comme il faut
  • prudish
  • priggish
  • straight-laced
  • straightlaced
  • decorous
  • comely
  • properness

Antonyms

  • improperness
  • indecent
  • improper
  • impropriety
  • incorrect
  • wrong
  • inappropriate

Etymology

  • proper (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Proper

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

Sentences with proper


1. Adjective
Gather all the proper tools and supplies to do the job.

Quotes about proper


1. In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
- Malcolm X

2. I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
- Wilbur Wright

3. Life itself is the proper binge.
- Julia Child

2. proper

adjective. ['ˈprɑːpɝ'] appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs.

Synonyms

  • right

Antonyms

  • wrongness
  • inaccurate

Etymology

  • proper (Anglo-Norman)

3. proper

adjective. ['ˈprɑːpɝ'] limited to the thing specified.

Antonyms

  • nonspecific

Etymology

  • proper (Anglo-Norman)

4. proper

adjective. ['ˈprɑːpɝ'] having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; not just a snack".

Antonyms

  • incorrectness

Etymology

  • proper (Anglo-Norman)
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