from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not proper or confined to one person; not peculiar.
  • Not fit or proper; not suited; improper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Not proper or peculiar; improper.


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From un- +‎ proper.


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  • But that's the thing right there, I never said that "African American" english was "unproper" or "bad" ..

    Nader To Obama: You Want To Talk White? 2009

  • Speaking in Zulu, McIntosh said he apologised to all his "brothers and sisters" in the House for using "unproper" words during the debate on Wednesday afternoon.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • While I understand that the photographer and lighting people (excuse my unproper terms, I am not really into this business …. lol) are very skilled and can change a photo, I am exceptionally proud of Ashley.

    Twilight Lexicon » People Magazine: Twilight Stars Beautiful Without Makeup 2010

  • You might be responsible for bringing on an incurable caseof the willy-willys, or anothermelange of incoherent rambling, compounded by unproper English andtypos extremis.

    Paper Versus Meat 2008

  • I cannot believe this - did I really just write: unproper?

    Election Central Morning Roundup 2009

  • And the manner of their traditions was utterly unfit and unproper for amplification of knowledge.

    Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature 2003

  • "We will assist the IBA to recover all amounts of money deemed to be unproper or unlawfully incurred by former IBA councillors,"

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1999

  • To assist at performances which are grossly unproper is of course forbidden both to clergy and laity alike, both on account of the proximate danger of sin as also of the scandal which may thereby be given to others.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon 1840-1916 1913

  • "Misther Maguire," says the Pope, "it's very unproper ov you to spake that way ov my housekeeper: I won't allow it, sir."

    Stories of Comedy Rossiter Johnson 1885

  • ` "Oh thin," says my father, "let us stop in the kitchen, for it's very unproper for the likes iv me to be sittin 'in the parlour," says he.

    The Purcell Papers, Volume I 1880


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