Malapropos and Proper


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Malapropos adjective – Not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation.
Usage example: a newscaster's malapropos attempt at humor upon the death of a beloved figure

Proper is an antonym for malapropos.
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Proper adjective – Meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation.
Usage example: you'll need to have a proper diet if you want to lose weight

Malapropos is an antonym for proper.
Nearby Words: property, properly
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Proper and Malapropos. (2016). Retrieved 2021, August 03, from
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Proper or Malapropos. 2016. Accessed August 03, 2021.

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