impropriety impropriety  /ˌɪm prə ˈpraɪ ə ti/


  1. (n) an improper demeanor
  2. (n) the condition of being improper
  3. (n) an indecent or improper act
  4. (n) an act of undue intimacy


  1. The appearance of impropriety may well be just that appearance instead of reality.
  2. She flatly denies any impropriety, saying she doesn't associate with Pineda or his crowd.
  3. The ruling-party stalwart denies any impropriety.


  1. Mo. high court orders judge off death row case

    The state Supreme Court has ordered a southeast Missouri judge to step aside from a case involving a death row inmate because of the appearance of impropriety.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Joseph News-Press

  2. State Dept. officials deny prostitution cover-up accusations

    Alleged impropriety outlined in damning memo from State Department Inspector General investigation gets more pushback
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Portland investigation finds 'impropriety' in attempt to raid utility funds by chief administrator, Jack Graham

    The investigation substantiated that Graham was clearly warned about the impropriety of a nearly $200,000 transfer of water and sewer funds before he directed the transfer, according to information obtained by The Oregonian.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

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