be, seem

It seemed proper to pay tribute to her in this way.

consider sth, deem sth, think sth

It was not considered proper for young ladies to go out alone.

entirely, perfectly, quite

The tribunal decided that his actions were perfectly proper.

(only) right and proper

It is only right and proper that you should attend his funeral.

prim and proper

She has a reputation for being prim and proper.

the prim and proper town of South Springs

Proper is used with these nouns: ↑alignment, ↑arrangement, ↑assessment, ↑authority, ↑balance, ↑breakfast, ↑burial, ↑care, ↑channel, ↑clearance, ↑conduct, ↑consideration, ↑consultation, ↑context, ↑control, ↑conversation, ↑credit, ↑degree, ↑distribution, ↑dosage, ↑enforcement, ↑English, ↑etiquette, ↑execution, ↑exercise, ↑facility, ↑fashion, ↑fit, ↑follow-up, ↑food, ↑footing, ↑function, ↑funding, ↑funeral, ↑guidance, ↑instruction, ↑introduction, ↑job, ↑lady, ↑lighting, ↑maintenance, ↑management, ↑manner, ↑meal, ↑name, ↑noun, ↑nourishment, ↑nutrition, ↑order, ↑paperwork, ↑permission, ↑permit, ↑perspective, ↑place, ↑posture, ↑precaution, ↑preparation, ↑procedure, ↑pronunciation, ↑recognition, ↑record, ↑regard, ↑remedy, ↑reply, ↑respect, ↑response, ↑rest, ↑safeguard, ↑sanitation, ↑schooling, ↑scope, ↑spelling, ↑standard, ↑supervision, ↑technique, ↑terminology, ↑thing, ↑thought, ↑training, ↑understanding, ↑upbringing, ↑usage, ↑use, ↑ventilation, ↑way

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  • proper — [adj1] suitable able, applicable, appropriate, apt, au fait, becoming, befitting, capable, competent, convenient, decent, desired, felicitous, fit, fitting, good, happy, just, legitimate, meet, qualified, right, suited, true, useful; concept 558… …   New thesaurus

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  • proper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) truly what something is said or regarded to be; genuine. 2) (after a noun ) strictly so called: the World Cup proper. 3) suitable or appropriate; correct. 4) respectable, especially excessively so. 5) (proper to) belonging or… …   English terms dictionary

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