Definition of improperly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɒpəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɑːpərli//
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  1. 1in a way that is dishonest or morally wrong to behave improperly opposite properly (2)
  2. 2in a way that is not suited or appropriate to the situation synonym inappropriately He was improperly dressed for the occasion. opposite properly (1)
  3. 3in a way that is wrong and not correct improperly cooked meat