Impure vs Improper - What's the difference?

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Impure is a related term of improper.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between impure and improper

is that impure is (obsolete) to defile; to pollute while improper is (obsolete) to behave improperly.

As adjectives the difference between impure and improper

is that impure is not pure while improper is unsuitable to needs or circumstances; inappropriate; inapt.

As verbs the difference between impure and improper

is that impure is (obsolete) to defile; to pollute while improper is (obsolete|transitive) to appropriate; to limit.

impure

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not pure
  • The impure gemstone was not good enough to be made into a necklace, so it was thrown out.
  • Defiled by sin or guilt; unholy; unhallowed
  • Unchaste; lewd; unclean or obscene
  • He was thinking impure thoughts.
  • (Judaism) Not virgin, having previously had sexual intercourse
  • * 2012 , Frederick Ramsay, The Eighth Veil: A Jerusalem Mystery
  • “No one would marry her if she was impure''', don't you see?” “'''Impure'''? Surely if a woman is forcibly deprived of her virginity, she can't be thought of as '''impure .”

    Synonyms

    * imperfect, tainted

    Antonyms

    * pure

    Verb

    (impur)
  • (obsolete) to defile; to pollute
  • References

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    Anagrams

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    improper

    English

    Alternative forms

    * impropre (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (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

    Verb

    (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)