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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] improprius “not proper,” from in- “in-” + propriusproper.”

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
improper

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  1. unsuitable to needs or circumstances; inappropriate
  2. Not in keeping with conventional mores or good manners; indecent or immodest
  3. Not according to facts; inaccurate or erroneous
  4. Not consistent with established facts; incorrect
  5. Not properly named; See, for example, improper fraction

Translations

Derived terms

Verb

to improper

  1. (obsolete) To appropriate
  2. (obsolete) To behave improperly

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