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Adjective: proper  pró-pu(r)
  1. Marked by suitability, rightness or appropriateness
    "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
     
  2. Having all the qualities typical of the thing specified
    "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job"
     
  3. Limited to the thing specified
    "the city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper"
     
  4. Appropriate for a condition, purpose, occasion or a person's character, needs
    "everything in its proper place";
    - right
     
  5. Thorough
    "had a proper workout";
    - good
Adverb: proper  pró-pu(r)
  1. Completely and absolutely
    - thoroughly, soundly, good [N. Amer]

See also: appropriate, becoming, bluenosed [US], comely, comme il faut, complete, correct, correctitude, decent, decorous, done [Brit], fitting, halal, kosher, priggish, prim, prissy, properness, propriety, prudish, puritanical, real, right, seemly, specific, square-toed [archaic], straightlaced, straight-laced, straitlaced, strait-laced, tight-laced, uptight, victorian

Antonym: improper

Encyclopedia: Proper