- marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
"proper medical treatment"
- having all the qualities typical of the thing specified
"wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"
"he finally has a proper job"
- limited to the thing specified
"the city proper"
"his claim is connected with the deed proper"
- Proper praise stinks.
- Use a proper language.
- Discretion is proper to judges.
- Alceste's family is eating with proper manners.
- That's not a proper thing to say.
- Proper clothes count for much in business.
- The files are in proper order.
- Proper qualifications are required for the position.
- That is a custom proper to Japan.
- England proper does not include Wales.
- Stockings should be of the proper size.
- He's a proper young man now.
- Read whatever books you think proper.
- Cleanliness is proper to the Japanese.
- I'll go get the proper forms.