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English definition of “proper”

proper

adjective [before noun] (REAL)    /ˈprɒp.ər/ US  /ˈprɑː.pɚ/
B1 real, satisfactory, suitable, or correct: This is Sara's first proper job - she usually does temporary work just for the money. If you're going to walk those sort of distances you need proper walking boots. I would have done the job myself but I didn't have the proper equipment. I've had sandwiches but I haven't eaten a proper meal. She likes everything to be in its proper place.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very goodTrue, real, false, and unreal
(Definition of proper adjective (REAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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