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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

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

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
Harry S Truman

We all have personal brands and most of us have already left a digital footprint, whether we like it or not. Proper social media use highlights your strengths that may not shine through in an interview or application and gives the world a broader view of who you are. Use it wisely.
Amy Jo Martin

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
Buddha
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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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