(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. poorly, inappropriately, clumsily; see awkwardly , badly 1 , inadequately .

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  • Improperly — Im*prop er*ly, adv. In an improper manner; not properly; unsuitably; unbecomingly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improperly — index illegally Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • improperly — improper UK US /ɪmˈprɒpər/ adjective LAW ► dishonest, and not allowed by a rule or by law: »The cropland may have been polluted because of improper use of pesticides and fertilizers. » improper accounting/payments/trading »improper… …   Financial and business terms

  • improperly — adv. Improperly is used with these verbs: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑install, ↑use …   Collocations dictionary

  • improperly — improper ► ADJECTIVE 1) not conforming with accepted standards of behaviour. 2) unseemly or indecent. DERIVATIVES improperly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • improperly — adverb in an improper way (Freq. 1) he checked whether the wound had healed improperly • Ant: ↑properly • Derived from adjective: ↑improper …   Useful english dictionary

  • improperly — adverb see improper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • improperly — See improper. * * * …   Universalium

  • improperly — adverb in an improper manner; not properly …   Wiktionary

  • improperly — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, coarsely, confoundedly, crassly, crudely, cruelly, damnably, deadly, deathly, deucedly, distressingly, dolorously, dreadfully,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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