Synonyms of proper in English:

proper


See definition of proper

adjective

1‘Dan hadn't had a proper job for over ten years’

SYNONYMS

real, genuine, actual, true, bona fide

informal kosher

2‘they didn't apply through the proper channels’

SYNONYMS

right, correct, accepted, orthodox, conventional, established, official, formal, regular, acceptable

appropriate, suitable, fitting, apt, due

de règle

archaic meet

ANTONYMS

inappropriate, wrong

3‘her parents' view of what was proper for a well-bred girl’

SYNONYMS

respectable, decorous, seemly, decent, refined, ladylike, gentlemanly, genteel

formal, conventional, correct, orthodox, polite, punctilious, sedate, modest, demure, virtuous

becoming, befitting, fit, done

comme il faut

ANTONYMS

improper, unconventional

4‘you've made a proper fool of yourself’

SYNONYMS

complete, absolute, real, perfect, total, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, out-and-out, positive, unmitigated, consummate

right

NZ Australian fair

archaic arrant

5‘the formalities proper to her age and position’

SYNONYMS

belonging, relating, pertaining, related, relevant, unique, peculiar

associated with