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Definition of Proper

Proper

  1. Belonging to one; one's own; individual.
  2. Belonging to the natural or essential constitution; peculiar; not common; particular; as, every animal has his proper instincts and appetites.
  3. Befitting one's nature, qualities, etc.; suitable in all respect; appropriate; right; fit; decent; as, water is the proper element for fish; a proper dress.
  4. Becoming in appearance; well formed; handsome.
  5. Pertaining to one of a species, but not common to the whole; not appellative; -- opposed to common; as, a proper name; Dublin is the proper name of a city.
  6. Rightly so called; strictly considered; as, Greece proper; the garden proper.
  7. Represented in its natural color; -- said of any object used as a charge.
  8. Properly; hence, to a great degree; very; as, proper good.

Proper Quotations

My idea of a good night has always been having a lovely meal and a proper conversation.
Kirsty Gallacher

I am so not a proper, good female. I can't dance in high heels and I'm just so not girly, but then I see these men with these banging bodies, dancing in heels, singing, and having so much fun with so much make-up on. That makes me honestly want to be a better woman.
Kesha

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Joseph Addison

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
Arthur Conan Doyle

In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Malcolm X
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Proper Translations

proper in Afrikaans is juis, behoorlik
proper in Danish is rigtig
proper in Dutch is fatsoenlijk, betamelijk, behoorlijk
proper in Finnish is oikea
proper in French is convenable
proper in Latin is decorus, verus, idoneus, decet, commodus, iustus
proper in Portuguese is apropriado
proper in Spanish is recto
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