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Improperia

[im-pro-peer-ee-uh] /ˌɪm prɒˈpɪər i ə/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
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reproach (def 8).
Origin of Improperia
1875-1880
1875-80; < Late Latin, plural of improperium, equivalent to Latin improper(āre) to blame (apparently an unlearned conflation of improbāre to express disapproval and improprius incorrect or improperus not hastening) + -ium -ium
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