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
Byrns faces felony theft and forgery charges in Louisiana related to allegations of impropriety during his tenure managing a hospital in that state.
The reputation of Zuma, who spent a decade in prison for his anti-apartheid activities and has been popular among some South Africans for his personal warmth and populist policies, has been tarnished by allegations of impropriety.
Supply officers are no longer allowed to accept gifts from contractors, disclose sensitive information or project any appearance of impropriety.
But, amazingly, even while coming off relatively contrite compared to past statements regarding allegations of impropriety, Wells still hasn’t learned its lesson about splitting hairs.
And lest anyone be concerned about the appearance of impropriety, Cammiso said police have been assured accepting a gift card or similar gratuity from time to time is perfectly all right.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and founder of his namesake firm, has been doing his damnedest to fend off accusations of alleged impropriety, even as news organizations attempt to dredge up anything that might be construed as an unseemly tie to the Kremlin.
The recordings, which feature screaming matches among public officials and accusations of impropriety, are found on the YouTube channel of a former resident.
The request by Green’s attorneys for dropped charges or a new trial already has challenged pivotal 1996 trial testimony by a state blood expert and has accused investigators, the prosecutor and the jury foreman 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
IMPROPRIETY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impropriety for English Language Learners
: rude or immoral behavior : improper behavior
: a rude or improper quality
: a wrong or immoral act : an improper act
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