What does the word improper mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Improperly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not proper; unsuitable.

Usage examples for improper

  1. Nothing was more improper for them. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. Yet all the time she had a doubt whether this young man, whom it would certainly be improper to encourage by addressing from any level but one of lofty superiority, did not belong to a higher sphere than theirs; while certainly no man could be more unpresuming, or less forward even when opposing his opinion to theirs. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald