im·pro·pri·e·ty noun \ˌim-p(r)ə-ˈprī-ə-tē\
: rude or immoral behavior : improper behavior
: a rude or improper quality
: a wrong or immoral act : an improper act
or indecorous act or remark; especially:
an unacceptable use of a word or of language
2: the quality or state of being improper
Examples of IMPROPRIETY
He has a reputation for impropriety.
- The judge excused herself from the case to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
- She was shocked by the young man’s impropriety.
- She was shocked by the impropriety of his behavior.
- He has been accused of financial improprieties.
Origin of IMPROPRIETY
French or Late Latin; French impropriété,
from Late Latin improprietat-, improprietas,
from Latin improprius
First Known Use: 1607
Related to IMPROPRIETY
- inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicateness, unbecomingness, unseemliness, untowardness
- appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, fitness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness
Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com
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