Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Fit; becoming; correct.

Part of speech: adjective

Naturally belonging to a person or thing; one's own.

Part of speech: adjective

Belonging, as a name, to a single individual.

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Usage examples "proper":

  1. She don't say much when wife or I are around, which I think is showin' only right an' proper respec's. - "Sonny, A Christmas Guest", Ruth McEnery Stuart.
  2. But now, ever since the return of the war to its proper home in England, this Captain had been paid well for doing the very best thing that a man can do, i. - "Springhaven A Tale of the Great War", R. D. Blackmore.
  3. Not proper, dear; not as it should be done. - "Good Luck", L. T. Meade.