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Synonyms for improper

Synonyms for (adjective) improper

Synonyms: improper, wrong Definition: not appropriate for a purpose or occasion Usage: said all the wrong things

Similar words: inappropriate Definition: not suitable for a particular occasion etc Usage: noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness; inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach; put inappropriate pressure on them

Synonyms: improper Definition: not suitable or right or appropriate Usage: slightly improper to dine alone with a married man; improper medication; improper attire for the golf course

Similar words: indecent, indecorous, unseemly, untoward, unbecoming, uncomely Definition: not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society Usage: was buried with indecent haste; indecorous behavior; language unbecoming to a lady; unseemly to use profanity; moved to curb their untoward ribaldry

Similar words: out-of-the-way Definition: improper or even offensive Usage: out-of-the-way remarks

Similar words: incorrect, wrong Definition: not in accord with established usage or procedure Usage: the wrong medicine; the wrong way to shuck clams; it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts

Synonyms: unconventional, unlawful, improper Definition: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention Usage: an unconventional marriage; improper banking practices

Similar words: irregular Definition: contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice Usage: irregular hiring practices