Improver vs Improper - What's the difference?

improver | improper |

As a noun improver

is something that, or someone who, improves.

As an adjective improper is

unsuitable to needs or circumstances; inappropriate; inapt.

As a verb improper is

(obsolete|transitive) to appropriate; to limit.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • Something that, or someone who, improves
  • A substance added to cause improvement (especially to a foodstuff)
  • improper


    Alternative forms

    * impropre (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • unsuitable to needs or circumstances; inappropriate; inapt
  • Not in keeping with conventional mores or good manners; indecent or immodest
  • Not according to facts; inaccurate or erroneous
  • Not consistent with established facts; incorrect
  • Not properly named; See, for example, improper fraction
  • (obsolete) Not specific or appropriate to individuals; general; common.
  • * J. Fletcher
  • Not to be adorned with any art but such improper ones as nature is said to bestow, as singing and poetry.

    Derived terms

    * improper divisor * improper face * improper fit * improper fraction * improper integral * improper motion * improper node * improper orthogonal transformation * improper rotation * improper use * improper workmanship


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To appropriate; to limit.
  • * Jewel
  • He would in like manner improper and inclose the sunbeams to comfort the rich and not the poor.
  • (obsolete) To behave improperly
  • (Webster 1913)