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not suitable or right or appropriate

not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

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not appropriate for a purpose or occasion

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Natasha did not understand what he was saying any more than he did himself, but she felt that his incomprehensible words had an improper intention.
our last meeting, which makes it improper I should see you any more
That's a most improper proceeding in a hospital patient.
The very improper power would still be retained by each State, of naturalizing aliens in every other State.
or when the Testator was subjected to undue and improper influence?
It all began with my hearing a strange rumour from Thedora--namely, that an unworthy suitor had been to visit you, and had insulted you with an improper proposal.
The alleged improper practices included: inadequate disclosure of prepayment penalties, discount points and other loan terms; unsolicited refinancing offers that did not adequately disclose prepayment penalties; improperly influenced and inflated appraisals; and encouraging borrowers to lie about income or employment to obtain loans.
While making progress, agencies' fiscal year 2005 reporting under IPIA does not yet reflect the full scope of improper payments across executive branch agencies.
The university submitted paper work last weekend and is awaiting word on whether the NCAA will accept Bastianelli's two-game suspension after the junior admitted receiving improper assistance from a tutor on a political science paper during his freshman year.
Specifically, the complaint charges that throughout the Class Period, defendants orchestrated and actively participated in the following improper accounting practices in direct violation of GAAP: (i) defendants used improper revenue recognition policies and practices; (ii) defendants failed to properly account for and value inventory; (iii) defendants failed to prevent certain Board members from exerting undue influence on the financial reporting process of the audit process; and (iv) defendants failed to maintain adequate internal controls and were, therefore, unable to ascertain the true financial condition of the Company.
At that hearing, we discussed our findings on federal agencies' implementation of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) based on our review of agencies' fiscal year 2004 Performance and Accountability Reports (PAR).
MTA board members said they were outraged, and voted to set up a task force to investigate the raises, consider rolling back improper increases and even firing workers.
ATRI's study, Predicting Truck Crash Involvement: Developing a Commercial Driver Behavior-Based Model and Recommended Countermeasures, shows reckless driving and improper turn violations as the two violations associated with the highest increased in likelihood of a future crash.
Improper payments are a longstanding, widespread, and significant problem in the federal government.
Asian-American groups, just as they were building political power commensurate with their rapidly growing numbers and wealth, are now complaining bitterly that they have come under unwarranted suspicion because of improper donations to the Democratic Party by some Chinese and Indonesians.