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Definition of proper:

  1. Fit; suitable; agreeing; correct; becoming; decent; such as should be; peculiar; not common; pert. to one only of a species; in gram., applied to such names as John Smith, London, Edinburgh, as opposed to man, city; in astron., the real motion of the sun and stars, as opposed to their apparent motion.
  2. Properly.


usual, bang on, nice, old-maidish, fit, unerring, gallant, Victorian, grave, pretty, classic, comme il faut, gentlemanly, specific, extreme, in-depth, irreproachable, smarmy, civilized, meet, thorough, principled, sound, becoming, applicable, plain, so, moral, total, all sweetness and light, stiff-necked, civil, veracious, kosher, tailor-made, virtuous, stuffy, outright, straightlaced, righteous, due, graceful, pure, awful, true, ripe, fitted, convenient, obsequious, well-mannered, distinguishing, acute, useful, tight-laced, diagnostic, typical, private, own, slimy, well-chosen, just, rightful, perfect, profound, on-target, agree, dire, utter, courteous, de rigueur, ideal, merited, spot-on, stiff, deserved, high-minded, greasy, respectable, dead-on, identifying, right-hand, oily, strait-laced, mannered, ethical, felicitous, unadulterated, serious, puritanical, suave, courtesy, straitlaced, stilted, strait-laced, suited, genteel, simpering, resounding, possible, symptomatic, neat, prissy, reliable, right-minded, peculiar, comely, bluenosed, apt, real, square-toed, chivalrous, worthy, distinctive, desperate, individual, decorous, good, expedient, beseeming, happy, distinct, starchy, befitting, decent.

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