improper improper  /ɪm ˈprɑ pər/


  1. (adj) not suitable or right or appropriate
  2. (adj) not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
  3. (adj) not appropriate for a purpose or occasion



  1. Not great; just fine a breezy roundelay about pretty people finding lust with improper strangers.
  2. Not great; just fine a breezy roundelay about pretty people finding lust with improper strangers.


  1. NCAA opens key hearing on Miami violations

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA opened a key hearing in the massive infractions case against the University of Miami on Thursday, with school officials, former coaches and the ACC commissioner on hand to defend the Hurricanes against allegations that could bring severe sanctions in the improper benefits case involving former booster Nevin Shapiro.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Ex-coach pleads guilty to accepting improper compensation

    OBERLIN — Former Marion L. Steele High School boys’ baseball coach Al McConihe pleaded guilty Friday to accepting improper compensation at Oberlin Municipal Court, although the charge could be dismissed later if he completes a diversion program. McConihe was charged after accepting four Kalahari water park tickets by a supplier of athletic equipment in 2007 [...] The post Ex-coach pleads guilty ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Chronicle-Telegram

  3. Cedar Hill teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

    CEDAR HILL — A former science teacher at Cedar Hill ISD's alternative school was arrested Thursday for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student. Shannon Parks was arrested at her Grand Prairie home on one charge of improper relationship with a student. Parks had been employed by Cedar Hill ISD since February, and passed a criminal background check before she was hired, according ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth


  1. Mr Reid said in a statement: "I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologise for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments."
    on Jan 10, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source:

  2. "Yesterday, Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty of corruption," McCain said in a statement. "It is a sign of the health of our democracy that the people continue to hold their representatives to account for improper or illegal conduct, but...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. As for the Daily News story that said Clemens was 28 when he began in improper relationship with McCready, Clemens said: "Now, I have been accused of having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Nothing could be further from the truth....
    on May 5, 2008 By: Roger Clemens Source: USA Today

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furtive furtive
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