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