1 dishonest, illegal, or morally wrong
it is improper (for somebody) to do something
He realised that it was improper for a police officer to accept gifts.
improper behaviour/conduct/dealings etc
allegations of improper banking practices
improper sexual conduct
2 not sensible, right, or fair in a particular situation [= inappropriate]
it is improper to do something
It would be improper of me to comment before the election outcome is known.
3 wrong or not correct
improperly adverb:
If you are improperly dressed, you will not be admitted.

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