Meaning of “impropriety” in the English Dictionary

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"impropriety" in American English

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improprietynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌɪm·prəˈprɑɪ·ɪ·t̬i/

dishonest behavior, or a dishonest act:

[ U ] He said he regretted the appearance of impropriety and resigned.
[ C ] There have been charges of financial improprieties.

(Definition of “impropriety” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"impropriety" in Business English

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improprietynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌɪmprəˈpraɪəti/ us plural improprieties

behaviour that is dishonest or not acceptable in a particular situation:

accounting/financial improprieties
The company denies allegations of impropriety involving its copper trades.

(Definition of “impropriety” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)