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proper

prop·er

proper

 
 
pronunciation:
pra pr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: correct or right for a certain purpose.
Shorts and a T-shirt are not the proper clothing for a job interview.
synonyms:
appropriate
similar words:
fit, right, suitable
definition 2: following ideas or rules that have been accepted in society as correct.
They want to get married at a restaurant, but her parents want a proper wedding.
synonyms:
formal
similar words:
fair
derivation: properness (n.)
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  • properly:
    in a proper way.
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