improper


improper
im·prop·er adj: not proper: as
a: not in accord with correct procedure
an improper venue
b: wrongful; specif: in violation of a constitution
the denial of trial by jury was held improper
im·prop·er·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

improper
I adjective amiss, awkward, contrary to decency, contrary to good taste, discordant, discrepant, erroneous, false, forbidden, gross, ill-adapted, ill-founded, ill-timed, illicit, illogical, immodest, immoral, inaccurate, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indecorus, indelicate, indignus, inept, inexact, infelicitous, inharmonious, inopportune, irrelevant, mistaken, naughty, not pertinent, not right, not suitable, objectionable, off-color, off the mark, out of place, prohibited, risque, unadapted, unallowable, unauthorized, unbecoming, unbefitting, uncharacteristic, undesirable, undue, unfit, unfitting, unmeet, unreasonable, unrefined, unseasonable, unseemly, unsound, unsuitable, unsuited, untimely, unwarrantable, wide of the mark, wrong, wrongful associated concepts: improper act, improper conduct, improper discharge, improper influence, improper joinder of actions, improper motive, improper performance, improper practice, improper use II index bad (offensive), blatant (obtrusive), culpable, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), disgraceful, disorderly, disreputable, drastic, false (inaccurate), faulty, illegal, illegitimate (illegal), illicit, immoral, impertinent (insolent), inaccurate, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, inelegant, ineligible, inept (inappropriate), iniquitous, lascivious, nefarious, objectionable, perverse, profane, slipshod, suggestive (risqué), unauthorized, unbecoming, undesirable, undue (excessive), unfit, unjust, unprofessional, unseemly, unsuitable, untimely, unwarranted, vicious, wrongful

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Improper — Im*prop er, a. [F. impropre, L. improprius; pref. im not + proprius proper. See {Proper}.] 1. Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improper — UK US /ɪmˈprɒpər/ adjective LAW ► dishonest, and not allowed by a rule or by law: »The cropland may have been polluted because of improper use of pesticides and fertilizers. » improper accounting/payments/trading »improper… …   Financial and business terms

  • improper — [im präp′ər] adj. [OFr impropre < L improprius: see IN 2 & PROPER] 1. not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit 2. not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect 3. contrary to… …   English World dictionary

  • Improper — Im*prop er, v. t. To appropriate; to limit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He would in like manner improper and inclose the sunbeams to comfort the rich and not the poor. Jewel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improper — [adj1] not suitable abnormal, at odds, awkward, bad form, discordant, discrepant, erroneous, false, ill advised, ill timed, imprudent, inaccurate, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, incorrect,… …   New thesaurus

  • improper — (adj.) mid 15c., not true, from Fr. impropre (14c.), from L. improprius, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + proprius (see PROPER (Cf. proper)). Meaning not suited, unfit is from 1560s; that of not in accordance… …   Etymology dictionary

  • improper — 1 inappropriate, unfitting, unsuitable, *unfit, inapt, unhappy, infelicitous Analogous words: wrong, *bad, poor: *amiss, astray: incongruous, inconsonant Antonyms: proper Contrasted words: right, *good: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • improper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not conforming with accepted standards of behaviour. 2) unseemly or indecent. DERIVATIVES improperly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Improper — ;In mathematics *Improper rotation *Improper integral *Improper fraction *Improper prior *Improper distribution *Improper point *Improper limits;Other *Improper English *Improper motion *Improper nounee also* Proper …   Wikipedia

  • improper — improperly, adv. improperness, n. /im prop euhr/, adj. 1. not proper; not strictly belonging, applicable, correct, etc.; erroneous: He drew improper conclusions from the scant evidence. 2. not in accordance with propriety of behavior, manners,… …   Universalium


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