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"improper" in American English

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improperadjective

us   /ɪmˈprɑp·ər/
  • improper adjective (DISHONEST)

being against a law or a rule; dishonest or illegal: The treasurer denied accepting any improper payments.
  • improper adjective (WRONG)

not suitable or correct for a particular use or situation: an improper choice of words
improperly
adverb us   /ɪmˈprɑp·ər·li/
If handled improperly, some chemicals used for cleaning can cause severe skin irritation.
(Definition of improper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"improper" in Business English

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improperadjective

uk   /ɪmˈprɒpər/ us   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 activity/conduct/practices
improperly
adverb
The chief executive was cleared of acting improperly in selling the shares.
(Definition of improper from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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