Improper

Definition of Improper

Im`prop´er
a.1.Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper medicine; improper thought, behavior, language, dress.
Follow'd his enemy king, and did him service,
Improper for a slave.
- Shak.
And to their proper operation still,
Ascribe all Good; to their improper, Ill.
- Pope.
2.Not peculiar or appropriate to individuals; general; common.
Not to be adorned with any art but such improper ones as nature is said to bestow, as singing and poetry.
- J. Fletcher.
3.Not according to facts; inaccurate; erroneous.
Improper diphthong
See under Diphthong.
Improper feud
an original feud, not earned by military service.
Improper fraction
See under Fraction.
- Mozley & W.
v. t.1.To appropriate; to limit.
He would in like manner improper and inclose the sunbeams to comfort the rich and not the poor.
- Jewel.

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