impropio
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impropio(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not suitable)
a. inappropriate
El comportamiento impropio del niño durante la fiesta molestó a los invitados.The guests were upset by the child's inappropriate behavior at the party.
b. unsuitable
El nuevo empleado llevó una ropa impropia en su primer día de trabajo.The new employee wore unsuitable clothes on his first day at work.
2. (inaccurate)
a. improper
El uso impropio de la lejía puede provocar daños graves.Improper use of bleach can be very harmful.
b. incorrect
Dejando de lado suposiciones impropias, las pruebas siguen siendo convincentes.Leaving aside incorrect assumptions, the evidence is still compelling.
3. (uncharacteristic of)
a. unlike
La actitud fría que mi madre le mostró a Rogelio es impropia de ella.The indifference with which my mother treated Rogelio is unlike her.
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impropio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. improper
b. unbecoming
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
impropio
adjective
1 (inadecuado) inappropriate; unsuitable
impropio de o para inappropriate for
2 (incorrecto) [+estilo, palabras] improper; incorrect
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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