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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  medicine; 
  improper  thought,  behavior,  language,  dress. 
 
  Follow'd  his  enemy  king,  and  did  him  service, 
  Improper  for  a  slave.  --Shak. 
 
  And  to  their  proper  operation  still  Ascribe  all 
  Good;  to  their  improper,  Ill.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Not  peculiar  or  appropriate  to  individuals;  general; 
  common.  [Obs.] 
 
  Not  to  be  adorned  with  any  art  but  such  improper 
  ones  as  nature  is  said  to  bestow,  as  singing  and 
  poetry.  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  3.  Not  according  to  facts;  inaccurate;  erroneous. 
 
  {Improper  diphthong}.  See  under  {Diphthong}. 
 
  {Improper  feud},  an  original  feud,  not  earned  by  military 
  service.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  {Improper  fraction}.  See  under  {Fraction}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Improper  \Im*prop"er\,  v.  t. 
  To  appropriate;  to  limit.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  would  in  like  manner  improper  and  inclose  the 
  sunbeams  to  comfort  the  rich  and  not  the  poor.  --Jewel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  improper 
  adj  1:  not  suitable  or  right  or  appropriate;  "slightly  improper  to 
  dine  alone  with  a  married  man";  "improper  medication" 
  [ant:  {proper}] 
  2:  not  conforming  to  legality,  moral  law,  or  social  convention; 
  "an  irregular  marriage";  "improper  banking  practices" 
  [syn:  {unconventional},  {unlawful}] 
  3:  not  appropriate  for  a  purpose  or  occasion;  "unsuitable 
  attire  for  the  office";  "said  all  the  wrong  things"  [syn: 
  {unsuitable},  {wrong}] 




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