improperly improperly  /ɪm ˈprɑ pər li/


  • (adv) in an improper way


  1. Coleman also wants to get roughly 650 improperly rejected absentee ballots included in the results.
  2. Testimony begins in front of a grand jury in the investigation into whether the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame was improperly leaked to the press.
  3. Both Domenici and Wilson have denied acting improperly.


  1. PB told to repay funding to HUD

    PINE BLUFF — A review by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has revealed that Pine Bluff must reimburse $199,907 in community development block grant and HOME program funds that have been “improperly spent” by the city’s Economic and Community Development Department.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  2. Caltrans documents tell of Bay Bridge woes

    Caltrans documents tell of Bay Bridge woes Newly released Caltrans documents reveal there were quality-control problems with hundreds of the steel rods and bolts installed on the new Bay Bridge eastern span, including one batch that was improperly treated with brake cleaner and another with an aerosol product called Zinc-It. Caltrans released the documents Friday in response to media inquiries ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Senator seeks review of government purchase of anthrax drug

    Sen. Claire McCaskill is concerned that Richard Danzig, a government biowarfare consultant who was paid by a firm that made such a drug, may have improperly influenced the process. WASHINGTON — The chairwoman of a Senate subcommittee that oversees federal contracting has called for reviews of the government's purchases of an anthrax drug whose manufacturer paid former Navy Secretary Richard J ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly," Edwards said in a statement yesterday.
    on May 4, 2009 By: John Edwards Source: Newsweek

  2. Mr Brown said: "I had no knowledge until Saturday night, either of the donations or of the practice which had grown up where they were improperly declared to the Electoral Commission. No knowledge at all."
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: The Age

  3. "Effectively giving FDA stamp of approval on cigarettes will improperly lead people to believe that these products are safe, and they really aren't," Buyer said. "We want to move people from smoking down the continuum of risk to eventually...
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Steve Buyer Source:

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