noun (plural improprieties)
- A failure to observe standards or show due honesty or modesty; improper language, behavior, or character: she was scandalized at the impropriety of the question there are no demonstrable legal improprietiesMore example sentences
wrongdoing, misconduct, dishonesty, corruption, unscrupulousness, unprofessionalism, irregularity; unseemliness, indecorousness, indelicacy, indecency, immoralitytransgression, misdemeanor, offense, misdeed, misconduct, crime; indiscretion, mistake, peccadillo, solecism• archaic trespass
- With legal impropriety, the judge bullied the jury into a finding of guilty.
- So, I read that he has been mired in accusations and allegations of corruption, sexual impropriety, and drug use.
- Wouldn't the government have acted had it been another kind of corruption like financial impropriety or something?
early 17th century (also in the sense 'inaccuracy, incorrectness'): from French impropriété or Latin improprietas, from improprius (see improper).