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proper

adjective

1 proper

Marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness.

Roget 845: beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive etc. (inviting) 615; delicate, ... show more

Roget 646: expedient; desirable, advisable, acceptable; convenient; worth while, meet; fit, fitting; due, proper, eligible, seemly, ... show more

Roget 79: special, particular, individual, specific, proper, personal, original, private, respective, definite, determinate, especial, certain, ... show more



2 proper

Having all the qualities typical of the thing specified.

3 proper

Limited to the thing specified.

4 proper

Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs:
— Everything in its proper place.

synonym: right.

Roget 924: having a right to etc. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.    privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Christian, OK, absolute, accepted, accommodated to, according to, according to Hoyle, accurate, acknowledged, adapted, adapted to, adjusted to, admitted, advantageous, advisable, after, agreeable to, agreeably to, all right, alone ... show more.

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