Definition of improper in English:

improper

Line breaks: im|proper
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɒpə
 
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adjective

Derivatives

improperly

adverb
More example sentences
  • There is no suggestion that either expert acted improperly.
  • At the end of the exercise, 40 persons were found to be improperly receiving welfare assistance.
  • Superclubs operate strict door policies, turning up their noses at gangs of unaccompanied men or the improperly dressed.

Origin

late Middle English: from French impropre or Latin improprius, from in- 'not' + proprius 'one's own, proper'.

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