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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pro·pri·e·ty /ˌɪmp(r)əˈpraɪəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pro·pri·e·ty n.; pl. Improprieties
 1. The quality of being improper; unfitness or unsuitableness to character, time place, or circumstances; as, impropriety of behavior or manners.
 2. That which is improper; an unsuitable or improper act, or an inaccurate use of language.
    But every language has likewise its improprieties and absurdities.   --Johnson.
    Many gross improprieties, however authorized by practice, ought to be discarded.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an improper demeanor [syn: improperness] [ant: propriety,
      2: an indecent or improper act [syn: indecency]
      3: an act of undue intimacy [syn: familiarity, indecorum, liberty]