[ US /ˌɪmˈpɹɑpɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpɹˈɒpɐ/ ]
  1. not suitable or right or appropriate
    improper attire for the golf course
    improper medication
    slightly improper to dine alone with a married man
  2. not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    an unconventional marriage
    improper banking practices
  3. not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
    said all the wrong things
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How To Use improper In A Sentence

  • NIAGARA FALLS -- A Niagara Falls English teacher has agreed to resign and surrender his teaching certification as part of a plea bargain to charges that he had an improper relationship with a 16-year-old female student. The Buffalo News: Home
  • He claimed that the school district stepped over the line with its affirmative action plan and that race was improperly used to discriminate against the white teacher.
  • The school's culinary dean recalls being hung from a meat hook for improperly boning veal during one of his 14-hour days as an apprentice in 1949 Germany.
  • It wouldn't be the first time officials have failed to act on suspicions about improper behaviour either. Times, Sunday Times
  • Marriage or sexual relationships with any member of the other seven 'skins' are regarded as improper.
  • improper medication
  • The next line is inharmonious in its sound, and mean in its conception; the opposition is obvious, and the word lash used absolutely, and without any modification, is gross and improper. Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope
  • If I intelligent enough choose for myself, then where be improperness? The Cat is a Metaphor
  • She signed an agreement that included liability for damage caused by improper use. Times, Sunday Times
  • The main reason why so many people have problems ranging from bunions to hammer toes is poor choice of shoes and their improper fit.
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