Synonyms for (adjective) proper

Synonyms: right, proper

Definition: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

Usage: everything in its proper place; the right man for the job; she is not suitable for the position

Similar words: appropriate

Definition: suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

Usage: a book not appropriate for children; a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity; it seems that an apology is appropriate


Synonyms: proper

Definition: limited to the thing specified

Usage: the city proper; his claim is connected with the deed proper

Similar words: specific

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

Usage: rules with specific application; demands specific to the job; a specific and detailed account of the accident


Synonyms: proper

Definition: marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

Usage: proper medical treatment; proper manners

Similar words: seemly, becoming, decent, decorous, comely, comme il faut

Definition: according with custom or propriety

Usage: her becoming modesty; comely behavior; it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money; a decent burial; seemly behavior


Similar words: right, correct

Definition: socially right or correct

Usage: it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye; correct behavior


Similar words: correct, right

Definition: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

Usage: what's the right word for this?; the right way to open oysters


Similar words: fitting

Definition: in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion

Usage: We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this


Similar words: halal

Definition: proper or legitimate

Usage: the fund earns halal profits in full compliance with the Shari'a


Similar words: kosher

Definition: proper or legitimate


Similar words: victorian, square-toed, straight-laced, straightlaced, strait-laced, straitlaced, tight-laced, priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical

Definition: exaggeratedly proper

Usage: my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts


Synonyms: proper

Definition: having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

Usage: wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack; he finally has a proper job

Similar words: real

Definition: no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

Usage: the real reason; real war; a real friend; a real woman; meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal; it's time he had a real job; it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money