Unproper vs Unsuitable - What's the difference?

unproper | unsuitable |

As adjectives the difference between unproper and unsuitable

is that unproper is (obsolete) improper, not according with fact or reason; wrong, irregular while unsuitable is not suitable; unfit; inappropriate.




(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Improper, not according with fact or reason; wrong, irregular.
  • *c. 1631 , John Donne, letter to Sir Henry Goodyere, Works , Letter XC, p. 409:
  • *:Sir, as I said last time, labour to keep your alacrity and dignity, in an even temper: for in a dark sadness, indifferent things seem abominable, or necessary, being neither; as trees, and sheep, to melancholy night-walkers, have unproper shapes.
  • *1623 , Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum , VII.694:
  • *:The pleasure in the act of Venus is the greatest of the pleasures of the senses: the matching of it with itch is unproper ; though that also be pleasing to the touch.
  • *2009 , "Own Goal for Football", The Times , 10 Oct 09:
  • *:Transparency is paramount. If football’s guardians cannot deliver it they will, rightly, be deemed to be every bit as unfit and unproper to play a role in administering the sport as any secretive investor they may feel motivated to investigate.
  • (obsolete) Not belonging to a given person; someone else's.
  • *1604 , William Shakespeare, Othello , IV.1:
  • *:There's Millions now aliue, That nightly lye in those vnproper beds, Which they dare sweare peculiar.
  • (rare) Improper, not according with good standards of behaviour; indecent, indecorous.
  • *1962 , "Meet me in St. Louis", Time , 27 Apr 1962:
  • *:His equally unproper brother, City Planner Charles W. II, shocked purists in the 19303 by building a flat-topped house in Ipswich.
  • unsuitable



    (en adjective)
  • Not suitable; unfit; inappropriate.
  • Antonyms

    * suitable

    Derived terms

    * unsuitably