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Adjective proper has 4 senses
  1. proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
    improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward, out-of-the-way, wrong
  2. proper - limited to the thing specified; "the city proper"; "his claim is connected with the deed proper"
    general (indirect, via specific)
    Antonym: nonspecific (indirect, via specific)
  3. proper, right, suitable - appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
    Antonym: inappropriate (indirect, via appropriate)
  4. proper - having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job"
    unreal (indirect, via real)
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