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  • EN [ ˈprɒpə(r)]
  • US [ ˈprɑːpər]

English definition


  • 1. marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness;

    • "proper medical treatment"
    • "proper manners"
  • 2. limited to the thing specified;

    • "the city proper"
    • "his claim is connected with the deed proper"
  • 3. appropriate for a condition or occasion;

    • "everything in its proper place"
    • "the right man for the job"
    • "she is not suitable for the position"
  • 4. having all the qualities typical of the thing specified;

    • "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"
    • "he finally has a proper job"

Example sentences

  • Do as you think proper.

  • Proper clothing also helps to keep you cool.

  • He ascribed his good health to proper diet and exercise.

  • I don't like proper children.

  • Put the instruments in their proper places.

  • Lack of proper nourishment reduces their power to resist disease.

  • This formulation is not proper.

  • Don't fling your arms and legs around like that. Make the proper swimming strokes.

  • After a very proper upbringing he chose to lead the Bohemian life of an artist.

  • He gave us a proper example.

  • The rights of citizens must not be abridged without proper cause.

  • The book hardly belongs to literature proper.

  • To be rude to the old is not proper.

  • This is not the proper way.

  • I'm afraid this isn't the proper way to handle the case.

  • He found what he was saying was not proper for the occasion and he stopped short.

  • We should have had a proper discussion before voting.

  • He denied that he'd failed to keep a proper lookout that night.

  • Catherine demonstrated the proper way to cleanse the face.

  • Britain imposed fines on airlines which bring in passengers without proper papers.

  • I always cook a proper evening meal.

  • We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper.

  • I would have thought it a proper job for the Army to fight rebellion.

  • It's a proper Christmas dinner, with turkey and bread sauce.

  • The proper role of appeal judges is an issue that has long exercised the finest legal minds.

  • There were no proper toilets, but only an outdoor latrine.

  • The offender made proper restitution to the victim's kindred.

  • In those days it was not thought entirely proper for a woman to be on the stage.

Synonym discrimination

  • fit, proper, suitable, appropriate, apt, fitting


Meaning of proper

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