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Adjective
Suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
“Please ensure that the proper procedures are followed.”
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Accurate in conformity to acceptable standards
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“Let me show you the proper way to use a pair of chopsticks.”
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Following the established standards of behavior or manners
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“My parents expect me to behave in a manner they deem proper for a young man.”
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Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
“Your knighthood will be celebrated with a proper ceremony.”
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Real or genuine
“Martin Tebbutt is teaching a new generation of foodies how proper food should taste.”
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Characteristic of a particular person or thing
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“In like manner, as there are fauna and flora proper to the tropics, so are there diseases.”
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Belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to
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“The television channel has a variety of shows proper to her young age.”
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(colloquial) Used as an intensifier, especially in derogatory contexts
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“In short, I was a proper little Cultural Revolutionary in the making.”
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Of high quality
“Now that was a proper dining experience!”
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In the very strictest sense of the word
“The famous museum is in the city proper.”
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Having, or conforming to, high moral standards or principles
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Allowed by the rules
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Being consistent, compatible, or in agreement with something else or a whole
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Beneficial or being of advantage in a given circumstance
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Shy, extremely humble and modest
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Permitted or allowed to be done, either legally or by consent
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Calm, dignified, and unhurried
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Something precise or exact
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Clean and tidy in appearance or character
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Abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse
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Characteristic or expected of someone or something
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Necessary or intended
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Competent or talented
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Used to emphasize the extent of something unpleasant or bad
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Open
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Characteristic of a particular person or thing
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Relating to grammar
Verb
Be necessary, proper
Noun
In strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games
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