Proper and Unconventional


Proper adjective - Following the established traditions of refined society and good taste.

Nearby Words: property, properly


Unconventional adjective - Not rigidly following established form, custom, or rules.
Usage example: young, creative people who lead unconventional but fulfilling lifestyles

Proper is an antonym for unconventional.

Nearby Word: unconventionally

Both words in one sentence

  • His idea of the proper ways to befriend and then romantically court Will Graham are also rather... unconventional and disturbing, to say the least.
  • Daiki Aomine employs unconventional tricky movements derived from streetball, and is also able to make shots from unusual positions without entering a proper shooting form.
    Source: Confusion Fu
  • Unconventional, the leader of her gang of friends, and frequently squabbling with her Proper Lady cousin, Felicity.
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Proper & Unconventional. N.p., 2016. Web. 02 Dec. 2022. <>.
Unconventional or Proper. 2016. Accessed December 02, 2022.
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