noun (plural improprieties)[mass noun]
Failure to observe standards of honesty or modesty; improper behaviour or character: she was scandalized at the impropriety of the question [count noun]: there are no demonstrable legal improprieties
More example sentences
- 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?
wrongdoing, misconduct, dishonesty, corruption, unscrupulousness, illegitimacy, unprofessionalism, irregularity;
unseemliness, indecorousness, indiscretion, indelicacy, injudiciousness, indecency, immorality, unwholesomeness, immodesty, indecorum, bad taste, impoliteness
Words that rhyme with improprietyanxiety, contrariety, dubiety, impiety, inebriety, notoriety, piety, satiety, sobriety, ubiety, variety
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