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1.1(unseemly)(behavior) indecoroso(behavior) incorrectoit was considered improper for a woman to dress this way — no estaba bien visto que una mujer vistiera así
- I apologize for any suggestion that you might have done something improper.
- However, he denies ever receiving any improper payment from them.
- The inquiry also investigated whether any of the Prince's staff have received improper payments or other benefits.
- Another claim involved an alleged attempt at improper influence in the form of a valuable stamp collection.
- He secluded her from all things he considered impure, and deprived her from all physical activity he deemed improper.
- The judge said there was no indication from the reports of any sexually improper behaviour before.
- It seemed that the whole village had been informed of her improper behaviour.
- Many acts may look improper and unethical, yet there may have been a good reason for them.
- The major cause of such outbreaks is due to improper disposal of waste.
- The doctor, a married father of three, accepts meeting Miss A outside work but denied any improper conduct took place.
- The fall in stock market values is attributed mainly to concerns about improper accounting standards.
- Lukacs writes in an informal style, but his academic standards are high, and he is very severe on lack of evidence or improper use of sources.
- The decision was strongly criticized by customers complaining that it was an improper move during the crisis.
- Our children unfortunately are not generally made aware that behaving rudely is improper.
- I have broken no law, and I am confident that the inquiry will find no improper behaviour on my part.
- In several other cases I have heard of, improper procedure was used, with the losers as the immigrants into the UK.
- Both incorrectly found nothing improper in the Police search of my house.
- Perhaps we should go elsewhere, lest our being here together be seen as improper.
- The letter contained serious allegations of criminal and other improper behaviour.
- If there's a potential conflict of interest or improper influence, the public has a right to know.
- Sources say he has vehemently denied any suggestion of improper conduct.
- If you did nothing improper you should not be concerned about answering these questions.
- During the festive season, injuries result from improper use of fireworks.
- Never was she allowed to do anything that was deemed improper for a young lady.
- He said there had not been any improper or indecent behaviour.
- The main reason for water scarcity is the improper management of water.
- She had spoken without being asked a question, which was improper and impolite.
- In most cases it is probably down to faulty contraceptives (or more often improper use of the same).
- The president had harsh words for those who talked about the programme to the media, saying their actions were illegal and improper.
- Stop that improper use of language right now and follow me into my office please!
- He touched himself in public without thought as to how improper it may be to others.
1.2(indecent)(language/suggestion) indecoroso(proposal) deshonesto
2formal(incorrect)(use) indebido(term) incorrecto(term) erróneo
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