Definition of unproperly in English:

unproperly

adverb

  • 1Especially with reference to the use of language: incorrectly, erroneously. Formerly also: †figuratively, loosely; not literally (obsolete). Now rare.

  • 2In an inappropriate, unsuitable, or unacceptable manner; to a low or unacceptable standard; improperly.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From un- + properly, after unproper.

Pronunciation

unproperly

/(ˌ)ʌnˈprɒp(ə)li/