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impropriety

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of impropriety

  1. 1 the quality or state of not being socially proper <the impropriety of the song that the campers sang for the visitors was embarrassing> Synonyms inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicateness, unbecomingness, unseemliness, untowardness Related Words coarseness, crudeness, vulgarity; immodesty, naughtiness; imprudence, indiscreetness, indiscretion; churlishness, discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness Near Antonyms discretion, prudence; etiquette, form, manners, proprieties; considerateness, consideration, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, thoughtfulness Antonyms appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, fitness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness

  2. 2 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark <such improprieties as asking people how much money they make> Synonyms familiarity, faux pas, gaff, gaffe, indiscretion, solecism Related Words blunder, error, flub, fumble, goof, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, slip, slipup, stumble; discourtesy, incivility, offense (or offence); boner, howler; foul-up, muff; misapprehension, miscalculation, misconception, misjudgment, misstatement, misunderstanding Near Antonyms form, manners, mores, proprieties Antonyms amenity, attention, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry

  3. 3 the quality or state of being unsuitable or unfitting <I see no impropriety in referring to certain anatomical parts by their standard names> Synonyms improperness, inappropriateness, inappositeness, inaptness, incorrectness, infelicity, unfitness, wrongnessRelated Words extraneousness, inadequacy, inadequateness, inadmissibility, inapplicability, irrelevance, meaninglessness, pointlessness, senselessness; inauspiciousness, inexpedience, inexpediency, intolerability, undesirability, undesirableness, unsatisfactoriness, uselessness; unbecomingness; unseasonabilityNear Antonyms admissibility, applicability, bearing, connection, materiality, pertinence, pointedness, relevance, relevancyAntonyms appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, correctness, felicitousness, felicity, fitness, fittingness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness




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