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im·prop·er

 (ĭm-prŏp′ər)
adj.
1. Not suited to circumstances or needs; unsuitable: improper shoes for a hike; improper medical treatment.
2. Not in keeping with conventional mores; indecorous: improper behavior; an improper suggestion. See Synonyms at unseemly.
3. Not consistent with established truth, fact, or rule; incorrect: improper grammar; an improper conclusion.
4. Irregular or abnormal: complications due to improper functioning of the immune system.

im·prop′er·ly adv.
im·prop′er·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.improperly - in an improper way; "he checked whether the wound had healed improperly"
decent, in good order, properly, the right way, decently, right - in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
Translations

improperly

[ɪmˈprɒpəlɪ] ADV [behave, act] (= in unseemly way) → incorrectamente, indecorosamente, impropiamente; (= indecently) → indecentemente; [use] → indebidamente; (= illicitly) → deshonestamente
they threw me out for being improperly dressedme echaron por ir vestido incorrectamente

improperly

[ˌɪmˈprɒpərli] adv
[act, behave] → de manière déplacée, de manière inappropriée
I acted neither fraudulently nor improperly → Je n'ai agi ni frauduleusement, ni de manière déplacée., Je n'ai agi ni frauduleusement, ni de manière inappropriée.
(= inadequately) [trained, sterilised] → pas convenablement
The study confirmed many reports that doctors were improperly trained → L'étude a confirmé les nombreux rapports indiquant que les médecins ne sont pas convenablement formés.
(not decently) improperly dressed → vêtu(e) d'une manière inconvenante
Fundamentalist groups have attacked women they regarded as improperly dressed → Des groupes fondamentalistes ont attaqué des femmes qu'ils considéraient vêtues de manière inconvenante.

improperly

adv act, dressunpassend; use, installunsachgemäß; diagnoseunzutreffend; behaveunangemessen; (= indecently)unanständig

improperly

[ɪmˈprɒpəlɪ] adv (see adj) → sconvenientemente, scorrettamente, impropriamente, in modo inadatto
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, looking at the old warrior with affection -- for, slight as was the communication between us, my feeling towards him, like that of all bipeds and quadrupeds who knew him, might not improperly be termed so, -- I could discern the main points of his portrait.
He has not been suffi- ciently rubbed and curried, or he has not been prop- erly fed; his food was too wet or too dry; he got it too soon or too late; he was too hot or too cold; he had too much hay, and not enough of grain; or he had too much grain, and not enough of hay; instead of old Barney's attending to the horse, he had very improperly left it to his son.
You will betray your feelings improperly, if you are too conscious and too quick, and appear to affix more meaning, or even quite all the meaning which may be affixed to it.
Even THEN, however, when fully determined on paying my addresses to her, I allowed myself most improperly to put off, from day to day, the moment of doing it, from an unwillingness to enter into an engagement while my circumstances were so greatly embarrassed.
Tyrrel, most unwisely and improperly, sent for Norah, and, repeating the conversation that had taken place, warned her of the reception she might expect from the man who stood toward you in the position of a father, if she accepted an offer of marriage on your part.
He had the whole Scriptures in his memory, but seemed to have been at more pains to retain them than understand them; as he talked much he often took occasion to quote them, and did it almost always improperly.
If more direct examples were wanting, Poland, as a government over local sovereigns, might not improperly be taken notice of.
The constitution of New York contains no declaration on this subject; but appears very clearly to have been framed with an eye to the danger of improperly blending the different departments.
She had no other beauty than that very improperly called la beaute du diable, which consists of a buxom freshness of youth that the devil, theologically speaking, could never have,--though perhaps the expression may be explained by the constant desire that must surely possess him to cool and refresh himself.
A telegraphic signal, improperly interpreted, owing to the fog, was the cause of this error.
As to your foolishness and awkwardness, my dear Fanny, believe me, you never have a shadow of either, but in using the words so improperly.
The same ceremony was observed for the governor himself as with a suspected stranger; the sentinel at the lodge advanced as the carriage was about to pass under the arch, and the governor opened the carriage-door, himself setting the example of obedience to orders; so that, in this way, the sentinel could convince himself that no one quitted the Bastile improperly.