Examples from the Web for improperly
Down syndrome and other chromosomal rearrangements are often accompanied by improperly functioning organs and immune systems.
They call for Christians to reject the discovery because the “announcement may be improperly understood and reported.”Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the best ways to stem this flow of guns is to identify which gun dealers are improperly selling to criminals.
It was improperly disarmed, resulting in the death of an NYPD officer and 30 injuries.
Of course, that might not be the case for actual homeowners who may have been improperly foreclosed on.Banks Settle Mortgage Investigations with Nearly $20 Billion in Payments|Matthew Zeitlin|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He shows that it has been improperly appealed to as proving the immunity of all ecclesiastical persons from a secular tribunal.The Letters of Cassiodorus|Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The man was improperly and imperfectly nourished, physically.
The national debt of England has been improperly ascribed to his policy.
Even those who devoutly worship other gods with the gift of faith worship me, but only improperly.
No man,” he said, “shall convince me that I am improperly governed, while I feel the contrary.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for improperly
Word Origin and History for improperly
mid-15c., "not true," from French impropre (14c.), from Latin improprius, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + proprius (see proper). Meaning "not suited, unfit" is from 1560s; that of "not in accordance with good manners, modesty, decency" is from 1739. Related: Improperly (late 14c.).