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impropriety

im·pro·pri·e·ty

impropriety

pronunciation:
Im pr praI ih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: improprieties
definition 1: the character or state of being incorrect, unsuitable, or indecent.
antonyms:
propriety, seemliness
definition 2: an improper act or expression.
similar words:
bawdy, misbehavior
Word Parts
The word impropriety contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.