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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 of impropriety inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicateness, unbecomingness, unseemliness, untowardness Words Related to impropriety coarseness, crudeness, vulgarity; immodesty, naughtiness; imprudence, indiscreetness, indiscretion; churlishness, discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness Near Antonyms of impropriety discretion, prudence; etiquette, form, manners, proprieties; considerateness, consideration, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, thoughtfulness Antonyms of impropriety 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 of impropriety familiarity, faux pas, gaff, gaffe, indiscretion, solecism Words Related to impropriety 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 of impropriety form, manners, mores, proprieties Antonyms of impropriety 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 of impropriety improperness, inappropriateness, inappositeness, inaptness, incorrectness, infelicity, unfitness, wrongnessWords Related to impropriety extraneousness, inadequacy, inadequateness, inadmissibility, inapplicability, irrelevance, meaninglessness, pointlessness, senselessness; inauspiciousness, inexpedience, inexpediency, intolerability, undesirability, undesirableness, unsatisfactoriness, uselessness; unbecomingness; unseasonabilityNear Antonyms of impropriety admissibility, applicability, bearing, connection, materiality, pertinence, pointedness, relevance, relevancyAntonyms of impropriety appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, correctness, felicitousness, felicity, fitness, fittingness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness



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