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impropriety

[ im-pruh-prahy-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪm prəˈpraɪ ɪ ti /
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noun, plural im·pro·pri·e·ties for 4, 5.
the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness.
inappropriateness; unsuitableness.
unseemliness; indecorousness.
an erroneous or unsuitable expression, act, etc.
an improper use of a word or phrase.
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Origin of impropriety

From the Late Latin word improprietās, dating back to 1605–15. See im-2, propriety
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How to use impropriety in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for impropriety

impropriety
/ (ˌɪmprəˈpraɪɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
lack of propriety; indecency; indecorum
an improper act or use
the state of being improper
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