Definitions of improper

  1. not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper medicine; improper thought, behavior, language, dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not peculiar or appropriate to individuals; general; common. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Not according to facts; inaccurate; erroneous. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To appropriate; to limit. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Not well adapted or suited to the purpose; not according to usage; wrong; unseemly; unbecoming; indecent; in mathematics, indicating a fraction in which the numerator is greater than the denominator. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Improperly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Not suitable: unfit: unbecoming: incorrect: wrong. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Not becoming; unsuitable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Not proper; unsuitable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Not proper; not suitable; unfit; unbecoming; incorrect. Improper fraction, a fraction whose numerator is equal to or greater than its denominator. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Not suitable; not adapted to its end; not becoming; not decent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. im-prop'[.e]r, adj. not suitable: unfit: unbecoming: incorrect: wrong.--adv. IMPROP'ERLY.--n. IMPROPR[=I]'ETY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Inaccurate, wrong; i. fraction (greater than 1, with numerator greater than denominator); unseemly, indecent. Hence improperly adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. a. unsuitable ; ill-adapted to the end or design ;- unqualified ; unfit ;- unbecoming ; indecent; - inaccurate ; unusual ; contrary to the rules or usage of a language ; ungrammatical. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. Not well adapteđ, unqualified; unfit, not conducive to the right end ; not just, not accurate. Complete Dictionary