Synonyms for impropriety

Grammar : Noun
Spell : im-pruh-prahy-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪm prəˈpraɪ ɪ ti

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Définition of impropriety

Origin :
  • 1610s, "quality or fact of being improper," from French impropriété (16c.), from Latin improprietas, from improprius (see improper). As "improper thing," 1670s.
  • noun bad taste, mistake
Example sentences :
  • It was not a wise thing to do, but her anger prevented her from seeing its impropriety.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The impropriety of the whole proceeding had only struck her as she opened the door.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • Madame, you see, despaired by now of controlling the impropriety of her niece's expressions.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I think there is now no impropriety in stating that it is to her that the poem "Memories" refers.
  • Extract from : « Whittier-land » by Samuel T. Pickard
  • There was, then, an impropriety in my living at Aix as I did?
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • I stopped, for already I saw the impropriety of my question.
  • Extract from : « Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune » by Charles James Lever
  • Would there be any impropriety in my writing to Mr.—Sir Harry Elphinstone?
  • Extract from : « Tony Butler » by Charles James Lever
  • Then he could come home to her and talk of the impropriety of dancing!
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • His wife's taking his arm in walking was also regarded as the height of impropriety!
  • Extract from : « Where Half The World Is Waking Up » by Clarence Poe
  • But I am sure Mrs. Linwood would not have sanctioned an impropriety.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz

Antonyms for impropriety

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