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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Behaviour or an action that is wrong or unacceptable according to moral, social, or professional standards. The state of being unfit or inappropriate.

Usage examples (38)
  • Accusations of impropriety were made against the company's directors.
  • The appearance of impropriety is every bit as bad as the impropriety itself.
  • Preventing the appearance of impropriety is important to help preserve whatever legitimacy you believe the Supreme Court still has.
  • "Then I suppose there must have been what you call impropriety of conduct. for more
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