What is the opposite of properly?

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Opposite of in a manner that is appropriate to the circumstances
“An improperly placed screw can shift the hinge position slightly or force the screw to tilt so its head does not sit flush.”
Opposite of in a manner marked by proper behavior
“Instead of the dungeon that awaited sinners who got bad marks and spoke disrespectfully to grownups, we had been rewarded again with smiles and sweets.”
Opposite of in a way or manner that is just or legitimate
Opposite of in accordance with accepted standards of conduct
Opposite of marked by moral or proper behavior
“Jim declared that he would rather lose honestly than win unethically.”
Opposite of in a comprehensive, exhaustive or extensive way
“I believe the investigation was conducted inadequately and a new inquiry will be required.”
Opposite of to a very large or absolute degree
“The man was dressed all in black, wearing a ski mask that partially obscured his face.”
Opposite of in an official manner
Opposite of in a normal manner
Opposite of in a clear or coherent manner
“If one speaks incoherently, it is because one's competence is limited.”
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