Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not proper; unsuitable.

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Usage examples "improper":

  1. Hubbard Squash said the dinner was in his honor, and it would be improper for him to leave the room before the guests. - "Botchan (Master Darling)", Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri.
  2. Nothing was more improper for them. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. 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", George MacDonald.