improper
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improper(
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puhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (inappropriate)
a. impropio
The team's manager was charged with improper conduct over his comments about the referee.El manager del equipo fue acusado de conducta impropia por los comentarios que hizo sobre el árbitro.
b. indecoroso
In Shakespeare's times, it was considered improper for women to act in a play.En tiempos de Shakespeare, se consideraba indecoroso que una mujer actuara en una obra de teatro.
2. (indecent)
a. indecoroso
The girl accused him of molesting her, but he said he'd done nothing improper.La chica lo acusó de abusar de ella, pero él dijo que no había hecho nada indecoroso.
b. deshonesto
The maid accused the gentleman of the house of making improper proposals to her.La criada acusó al señor de la casa de hacerle propuestas deshonestas.
3. (incorrect)
a. incorrecto
I was taught that "I have to always help him" was an improper use of the infinitive.A mí me enseñaron que "I have to always help him" era un uso incorrecto del infinitivo.
b. erróneo
What you're saying is based on improper assumptions.Lo que dices se basa en suposiciones erróneas.
c. indebido
There are fines for improper use of the train's emergency brake.El uso indebido del freno de emergencia del tren está multado.
4. (illicit)
a. deshonesto
It was found that he had used the company's funds for improper purposes.Se descubrió que había usado los fondos de la empresa con fines deshonestos.
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improper
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (use, purpose)
a. impropio(a), incorrecto(a)
2. (suggestion, behavior)
a. indecoroso(a)
3. (law)
a.
improper practicesactuaciones irregulares
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improper [ɪmˈprɒpəʳ]
adjective
1 (unseemly) [+behaviour, laughter] indecoroso; impropio
2 (indecent) [+remark] indecoroso; [+suggestion] deshonesto
3 (incorrect) [+use] indebido
4 (illicit) [+dealings] deshonesto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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