[ prop-er-lee ]
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  1. in a way that is appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; suitably:Students should ensure that a current valid parking permit is properly displayed on their vehicle.

  2. correctly:His recent statement gave the wrong impression and does not properly reflect where he stands on the issue.

  1. in a way that conforms to established standards of behavior or manners:They usually dress very properly, but sometimes a bit daringly, hoping to start the latest new trend.

Origin of properly


Other words from properly

  • un·prop·er·ly, adverb

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