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Wordnet 3.0


1. in an improper way;
- Example: "he checked whether the wound had healed improperly"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Improperly \Im*prop"er*ly\, adv. In an improper manner; not properly; unsuitably; unbecomingly. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

improperly adv 1: in an improper way; "he checked whether the wound had healed improperly" [ant: decent, decently, in good order, properly, right, the right way]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "improperly": abominably, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, coarsely, confoundedly, crassly, crudely, cruelly, damnably, deadly, deathly, deucedly, distressingly, dolorously, dreadfully, egregiously, excessively, excruciatingly, exorbitantly, extravagantly, flagrantly, frightfully, grievously, grossly, hellishly, horribly, incorrectly, indecently, indecorously, indelicately, inelegantly, inexcusably, infernally, inordinately, intolerably, lamentably, miserably, nakedly, offensively, openly, painfully, piteously, ribaldly, roughly, rudely, sadly, shatteringly, shockingly, something awful, something fierce, sorely, staggeringly, terribly, torturously, unashamedly, unbearably, unconscionably, uncouthly, unduly, unpardonably, unseemly, untastefully, vulgarly, woefully, wrong, wrongfully, wrongly