AskDefine | Define impropriety

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1 an improper demeanor [syn: improperness] [ant: propriety, propriety]
2 an indecent or improper act [syn: indecency]
3 an act of undue intimacy [syn: familiarity, indecorum, liberty]

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  1. The condition of being improper.
  2. An improper act.
  3. Improper language.

Extensive Definition

See also

impropriety in French: Impropre

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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