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prop·er·ly

properly

 
 
pronunciation:
pra pr li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in the appropriate way.
Aunt Agatha showed me how to set the table properly.
antonyms:
improperly
similar words:
well
definition 2: correctly.
Some words are hard to spell properly.
antonyms:
improperly, wrong
similar words:
right
definition 3: with appropriate behavior.
Those children do not know how to sit properly in a restaurant.
antonyms:
improperly
similar words:
right