Improper meaning

ĭm-prŏpər
Not suited to circumstances or needs; unsuitable.

Improper shoes for a hike; improper medical treatment.

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Irregular or abnormal.

Complications due to improper functioning of the immune system.

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Not consistent with established truth, fact, or rule; incorrect.

Improper grammar; an improper conclusion.

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Not in keeping with conventional mores; indecorous.

Improper behavior; an improper suggestion.

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The definition of improper is something that does not conform to accepted behaviors or customs, or something that is incorrect.

Laughing at a funeral and insulting the deceased is an example of behavior that would be considered improper.

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Not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit.
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Not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect.
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Contrary to good taste or decency; indecorous.
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Not in keeping with conventional mores or good manners; indecent or immodest.
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Not according to facts; inaccurate or erroneous.
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Not properly named; See, for example, improper fraction.
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(obsolete) To appropriate; to limit.
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(obsolete) To behave improperly.
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Not consistent with established facts; incorrect.
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Origin of improper

  • From Middle French impropre, from Latin improprius (“not proper”), from in- + proprius (“proper”).

    From Wiktionary