Improper synonyms

ĭm-prŏp'ər

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Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.
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Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
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Not adapted
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Unsuitable
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Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
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Missing an intended target or recipient:
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Not authorized by law; illegal.
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Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering:
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Performed, carried out, or done without the benefit of wise counsel or careful prior deliberation.
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Lacking propriety or decorum.
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Unsuitable
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So absurd, ridiculous, or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter
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The definition of preposterous is something that is absurd or ridiculous.
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Excessive; immoderate
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The definition of imprudent is a person who lacks judgment.
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The definition of abnormal is a description that means unusual, odd or out of the ordinary.
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Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice:
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Not expedient; inadvisable:
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Coming, said, etc. at the wrong time; untimely; inopportune
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Not recommended; unwise:
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Coming, said, done, etc. at the wrong time; poorly timed; inopportune
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At an awkward or improper time or place; inopportune; inappropriate
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That is not fitting for its purpose
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The definition of inappropriate is someone or something that is not within the bounds of what is considered appropriate or socially acceptable.
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Not befitting; not appropriate to.
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Improper; unseemly:
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(Old Poet.) Not meet, fit, or proper; unsuitable; unseemly
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Coming or done at the wrong time; inopportune
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Not in harmony; discordant.
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Discordant is defined as disagreeing with what is accepted.
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Lacking agreement; differing; at variance; inconsistent
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Not applicable:
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Unsuitable
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Not usual or ordinary; singular; peculiar; strange
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Of speech, that it is crude and offensive, typically in a sexual manner.
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Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child). [from 17th c.]
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That suggests or tends to suggest thoughts or ideas
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Soiled with smut
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Not appropriate:
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Showing, or intended to excite, lust or sexual desire, esp. in an offensive way; lascivious
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Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
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The definition of crude is something rudimentary, undefined or undeveloped, or behavior that is impolite and improper.
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(Chiefly US, sometimes offensive) Being an illegal immigrant; residing in a country illegally.
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Born of parents not married to each other
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Not allowed by law, custom, rule, etc.; unlawful; improper; prohibited; unauthorized
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Not shy or humble; bold; forward
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Not pertinent or suitable
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Not polite; discourteous.
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Mistaken or incorrect; not accurate.
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Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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Not submissive to authority:
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Designating or of a faction in revolt against the leadership of a political party
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Unrelated to the matter being considered.
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Having a bad odor
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Opposing any kind of control; defiant
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Dealing with scandalous or salacious material:
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Pertaining to or involving any solecism.
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(Linguistics) not conforming to accepted usage
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Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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(Obs.) Dishonest or unfaithful
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Having or showing a lack of wisdom or sound judgment; foolish; imprudent
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Indecent or obscene
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Contrary to conscience, morality, or law:
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Savage violence or cruelty:
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An embarrassing or tactless blunder (especially used in social situations and contexts); a misstep.
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A foolish and embarrassing error, especially one made in public.
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An improper or unacceptable use of a word or phrase (Ex.: “borrow” for “lend”)
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The quality of being insubordinate; disobedience to lawful authority.
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The action or an instance of rebellion; an insurrection.
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Rebellion; revolt; the state of being insurgent
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The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.
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A faux pas or breach of etiquette; a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
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Of or concerned with the judgment of right or wrong of human action and character:
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Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
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That suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt
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Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.
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Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality:
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Conforming to standards; proper:
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The definition of fitting is something appropriate or expected.
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Worth accepting; satisfactory or, sometimes, merely adequate
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(Horticulture) Organized; well-structured and planned.
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Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory:
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Not apt; not suitable; inappropriate
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Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
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Not likely or liable.
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Not suited to circumstances
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Regularly or customarily used:
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The definition of unconventional is someone or something that deviates from the norm or accepted standard.
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Synonym Study

  • Indecent is used of that which is regarded as highly offensive to morals or modesty indecent exposure
  • Indelicate implies a lack of propriety or tact and connotes immodesty or coarseness an indelicate anecdote
  • Indecorous refers to that which violates propriety or good taste in behavior, speech, etc. his indecorous interruption of their chat
  • Unbecoming applies to that which is inappropriate to a certain kind of person, his character, etc. his rigid views are most unbecoming in a teacher
  • Unseemly applies to that which is improper or inappropriate to the particular situation her unseemly laughter at the funeral
  • Improper , the word of broadest application in this list, refers to anything that is not proper or suitable, esp. to that which does not conform to conventional standards
Find another word for improper. In this page you can discover 105 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for improper, like: unseemly, unfit, unadapted, at-odds, awkward, errant, unlawful, ill-suited, unbecoming, ill-advised and indecorous.