Definition of Impropriety

1. Noun. An improper demeanor.




2. Noun. The condition of being improper.
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

3. Noun. An indecent or improper act.
Exact synonyms: Indecency
Generic synonyms: Misbehavior, Misbehaviour, Misdeed
Specialized synonyms: Obscenity
Derivative terms: Indecent, Indecent, Indecent

4. Noun. An act of undue intimacy.
Exact synonyms: Familiarity, Indecorum, Liberty
Generic synonyms: Misbehavior, Misbehaviour, Misdeed

Definition of Impropriety

1. n. The quality of being improper; unfitness or unsuitableness to character, time place, or circumstances; as, impropriety of behavior or manners.

Definition of Impropriety

1. Noun. The condition of being improper. ¹

2. Noun. An improper act. ¹

3. Noun. Improper language. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impropriety

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impropriety

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impropriety (current term)
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Literary usage of Impropriety

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1. Commentaries Upon International Law by Robert Phillimore (1855)
"to consider cases of doubt, arising from the impropriety of the expression employed. ... The impropriety of the words to express the meaning arises, ..."

2. The Philosophy of Rhetoric by George Campbell (1856)
"THE impropriety. I COME now to consider the third and last class of faults against purity, to which I give the name of impropriety. ..."

3. Rationale of Judicial Evidence, Specially Applied to English Practice by Jeremy Bentham (1827)
"I. — impropriety of exclusion on this ground. ON the several preceding grounds, the impropriety of the practice of excluding evidence has been rendered, ..."

4. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... rioters on the impropriety of their conduct. They soon afterwards retreated, vociferating, ' Down with him, down with him !' " Between three and four ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"impropriety of the court does not require a new trial. 12. CHARGE OF COURT. None of the excerpts from the charge of the ..."

6. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1846)
"impropriety of the appointment. At last, on the death of Ex-chancellor Edington, Bishop of Winchester, in 1366, at the earnest recommendation of the King, ..."

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