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1. properly

adverb. ['ˈprɑːpɝli'] in the right manner.

Synonyms

  • right
  • decently
  • the right way
  • in good order

Antonyms

  • improper
  • indecorous
  • indecent
  • dirty

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • proper (English)
  • proper (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Properly

  • ackerly
  • baggerly
  • beverly
  • bitterly
  • brierly
  • brotherly
  • byerly
  • casserly
  • caverly
  • cheverly
  • circularly
  • cleverly
  • coberly
  • conerly
  • connerly
  • disorderly
  • dubberly
  • eagerly
  • easterly
  • eatherly

How do you pronounce properly?

Pronounce properly as ˈprɑpərli.

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Sentences with properly


1. Adverb
You may have to cut the ends off of the bottles in order to secure them properly.

Quotes about properly


1. Indomitable perseverance in a business, properly understood, always ensures ultimate success.
- Cyrus McCormick

2. The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

3. I hope that a move toward clemency with Judge Afiuni would be a step towards the importance of maintaining a properly functioning justice system.
- Noam Chomsky

2. properly

adverb. ['ˈprɑːpɝli'] with reason or justice.

Antonyms

  • unrespectable

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • proper (English)
  • proper (Anglo-Norman)
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