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/ˌɪm prəˈpraɪ ɪ ti/
for 4, 5.
the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness.
an erroneous or unsuitable expression, act, etc.
an improper use of a word or phrase.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Avoid even the appearance of
with students, even if it means you have to be somewhat aloof towards them.
As they were not independent from each other, there was the appearance of
and conflict of interest.
may conceal those errors, for a time, but is hardly ever the main cause.
The students didn't seem to understand the
of their language in those situations, since no one taught them.
Most important for any society is that its top leadership must indeed be above greed and
The mad rush for financial success is so great, that people of the nation are ready to discount moral and legal
On the other hand, if there were any
in a private company, the public might not get to hear about it.
Gone are the days when office relationships were scorned for fear of favoritism,
or security problems.
The scandalized stage manager immediately ordered him to correct this
His job is to review cases of alleged
within the department.
British Dictionary definitions for
lack of propriety; indecency; indecorum
an improper act or use
the state of being improper
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That swamp of impropriety ... in ... which two civilized beings will behave like cannibals.
Impropriety is the soul of wit
(...) use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety;
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert