What is the opposite of proper?

Need antonyms for proper? Here's a list of opposite words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
more ❯
Improper use of gym equipment can result in injury.”
Adjective
Opposite of accurate in conformity to acceptable standards
“I know you think you can do backflips, but the technique is wrong, and you can end up breaking your neck.”
Adjective
Opposite of following the established standards of behavior or manners
“His party habits were unbecoming of a member of the aristocracy.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
“Jerry had an unceremonious retirement, but he was characteristically unceremonious himself.”
Adjective
Opposite of real or genuine
“His attempts at displaying sympathy would, unfortunately, come across as rather superficial.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
“That is an atypical location to find this breed of snake, as it usually thrives in warmer conditions.”
Adjective
Opposite of belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to
“This principle is general to human behavior, though there will always be exceptions.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of used as an intensifier, especially in derogatory contexts
“Admittedly, I was a partial supporter of his philosophies, up until the point where he was exposed as a fraud.”
Adjective
Opposite of of high quality
“In my years of watching this sport, I have never seen anything more terrible in a game of tennis.”
Adjective
Opposite of closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered
“The rules of tennis are completely irrelevant to the sport of basketball.”
Adjective
Opposite of concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior
“It's taken a very amoral stand, in that essential issues are often portrayed as simply one side says this, and the other side says that.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Adjective
Opposite of upstanding, especially law-abiding
“Criminals are some of the most degenerate human beings on our planet.”
Adjective
Opposite of treating people equally without favoritism or discrimination
“If there was even a hint that the judge might be biased, I'd certainly be unhappy about it.”
Adjective
Opposite of calm, dignified, and unhurried
Adjective
(generic intensifier) Opposite of severe in nature
“I am intrigued by your mitigated sense of self-righteousness, but not entirely surprised.”
Adjective
Opposite of following the accepted or traditional customs
“His nonconformist work is a perfect fit for Valmorbida and Roitfeld, who are rather untraditional art dealers themselves.”
Adjective
Opposite of tending to favor established ideas, conditions, or institutions
Adjective
Opposite of not comfortable around people
Adjective
Opposite of carefully aware of the circumstances
“Given the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, it was a particularly imprudent thing to say.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice
Adjective
Opposite of having no exceptions or restrictions
Adjective
Opposite of obeying the laws of society
Adjective
Opposite of competent or talented
“The amateur painter produces unrefined works of art that lack depth and finesse.”
Adjective
Opposite of used to emphasize the extent of something unpleasant or bad
“Many believed he would make an excellent manager after his latest promotion.”
Adjective
Opposite of rightly so called
“Everyone was justifiably dubious of their relationship, considering the dirty laundry they had aired in public.”
Adjective
Opposite of in good health
“He looked ill, so I sent him home.”
Adjective
Opposite of having good manners and conforming to standards of respectful behaviour
“His master and friends all said he was a naughty boy, prone to having fits of temper tantrums.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

Related Words and Phrases

Watch and Learn

See Also

Nearby Words
6-letter Words Starting With
Find Antonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2020