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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
improper /im'prɔpə/
  • tính từ
    • không hợp, không thích hợp, không đúng lúc, không đúng chỗ; không phải lỗi, không phải phép, không ổn
    • sai, không đúng
      • improper treatment of disease may cause death: trị bệnh sai có thể làm người bệnh thiệt mạng
    • không lịch sự, không đứng đắn, không chỉnh
      • improper manters: cách xử sự không đứng đắn
Concise Dictionary
ɪm'prɑpə(r) /-'prɒp-
+not suitable or right or appropriate
+not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
+not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 wrong, mistaken, erroneous, false, incorrect, inaccurate, inexact, imprecise, amiss, faulty, untrue, irregular, abnormal:
Sloppy research had led to improper conclusions.
2 unfit, unsuitable, inappropriate, inapt, inapplicable, infelicitous, incongruous, unsuited, unseemly, unbefitting, unfitting, uncalled-for, inapposite, malapropos, out of keeping, out of place, incompatible, inopportune:
Do you think it improper for shops to open on Sundays? His wedding was an improper occasion for comments about his philandering.
3 indecorous, indecent, indelicate, immodest, unseemly, untoward, unbecoming, impolite, suggestive, risqué, off colour, obscene, corrupt, immoral, sinful, wicked, lewd, lascivious:
Do you see anything improper in sex education for children?
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 dishonest, or morally wrong: improper business practices + improper conduct + There was nothing improper about our relationship (= it did not involve sex).
Antonym: PROPER
2 (formal) not suited or appropriate to the situation: It would be improper to comment at this stage.
Antonym: PROPER
3 wrong; not correct: improper use of the drug
improperly adverb: to behave improperly + He was improperly dressed for the occasion. + improperly cooked meat
Collocation Dictionary


be, seem | consider sth, regard sth as, think sth
She thought it quite improper for a woman to ride a motorbike.


highly, most | entirely, quite

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