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proper

prop·er

proper

 
pronunciation:
pra pr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: correct for a certain purpose.
Shorts and a T-shirt are not the proper clothing for a wedding.
synonyms:
appropriate, apt
antonyms:
improper, inappropriate, wrong
similar words:
advisable, applicable, done, due, fit, right, suitable
definition 2: according to ideas or rules that have been accepted as correct.
To make a proper cup of tea, warm the teapot before pouring boiling water over the tea leaves.
synonyms:
correct, formal, orthodox, right
antonyms:
improper
similar words:
decent, fair, respectable, routine
definition 3: in the most firm sense of the word.
I live in New York City, or should I say, Manhattan proper.
derivation: properness (n.)
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  • properly:
    in a proper way.
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