Examples of impropriety in a Sentence
He has a reputation for impropriety.
The judge excused herself from the case to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
She was shocked by the young man's impropriety.
She was shocked by the impropriety of his behavior.
He has been accused of financial improprieties.
Recent Examples of impropriety from the Web
Speaking from her home in East Hampton, New York, the author explains the improprieties of operating a telescope at night, how a maid became the first woman to hold a title at Harvard, and why women who excel in math and science are nothing new.
Court proceedings and dogged reporting exposed the couple’s lavish lifestyle and financial improprieties; MLB later accused Frank of siphoning $189 million out of the team.
Nathan Barankin, who served as Harris's chief of staff during her tenure as California attorney general and holds the same post in her Senate office, brushed aside the suggestion of any impropriety.
So the appearance of impropriety on Price's part struck a cord with, well, nearly everyone.
Often, Parliament invoked it to check abuses of power, including improprieties and attempts to subvert the state.
One is the impropriety of the White House encouraging prosecution of anyone, especially a political problem like Comey.
As allegations of impropriety and abuse spread to more politicians and officials, many women are expressing hope this will be a tipping point in transforming Britain’s macho political culture.
The defense secretary is far from the only senior lawmaker accused of impropriety.
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Origin and Etymology of impropriety
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
Synonymsinappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicateness, unbecomingness, unseemliness, untowardness
Antonymsappropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, fitness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness
Related Wordscoarseness, crudeness, vulgarity; immodesty, naughtiness; imprudence, indiscreetness, indiscretion; churlishness, discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness
Near Antonymsdiscretion, prudence; etiquette, form, manners, proprieties; considerateness, consideration, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, thoughtfulness
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