However, just the appearance of impropriety can expose judges to additional scrutiny.
Hoover preached that even the appearance of impropriety must be avoided.
In The Bells of St. Mary's there isn't a hint of impropriety.
So far Mitt Romney has run a careful, disciplined campaign that has avoided the slightest whiff of impropriety.
She remained always allergic to sanctimony, impatient with convention, honest to the point of impropriety.
It is no impropriety—no peculiarity—no wrong thought or deed of yours, that occasions it.
It was not a wise thing to do, but her anger prevented her from seeing its impropriety.
We only wish at present to vindicate from the charge of impropriety one of the chief features of the Italian villa.
Madame, you see, despaired by now of controlling the impropriety of her niece's expressions.
I trust the gentleman will see the impropriety of his motion, and agree to withdraw it.