Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
improper

im·prop·er

improper

 
 
pronunciation:
Im pra pr
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not suitable, applicable, or correct.
The machine was damaged by improper use.
synonyms:
inapplicable, inappropriate, inapt, inexpedient, unsuitable, wrong
antonyms:
adequate, correct, proper
similar words:
amiss, erroneous, inaccurate, inapposite, inconvenient, incorrect, off base, out of place, unfit
definition 2: not in keeping with acceptable social behavior; unseemly or indecent.
improper remarks about my wife
synonyms:
inappropriate, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, malapropos, unbecoming, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward
antonyms:
appropriate, decent, meet, proper
similar words:
corrupt, immoral, impolite, inapt, incorrect, indiscreet, injudicious, lewd, naughty, obscene, off-color, offensive, out-of-bounds, shameful, shameless, smutty, suggestive, tactless, unfit
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: improperly (adv.), improperness (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  behavior
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature