a.1.Unpropitious; unfavorable.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Allan Kaprow's death this spring at age seventy-eight, a profound loss by any measure, is all the more impropitious given the recent upsurge of interest in his work and the growing awareness of his contemporary relevance.
The book's title, A Language Suppressed, may suggest that it promotes 'the stereotypical view that all Scots usage was seen as impropitious and vulgar, requiring refinement by some kind of accommodation to a self-proclaimed English norm' (14), but its contents convey the real and very complex reactions to the imposition of a standard language by a wide spectrum of Scots, not all of whom were content to collude in their oppression.