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properly meaning

EN[ˈpɹɑ.pɚ.li] [ˈpɹɒ.pə.li]
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    Definition of properly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore properlySUPmost properlyPREprop-SUF-ly
    1. in a proper manner.
      1. Hospitals are failing to care properly for the growing number of people with dementia, according to an NHS-funded report, which has prompted demands for big improvements to help patients.
    2. OBS individually; in one's own manner.
      1. Now herkenyth how I bar me properly. — Chaucer.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The Web page didn't display properly because I bollocksed up the formatting.
      • A properly made, fully sintered and fully annealed metal clay piece should be able to stand up to any traditional metalsmithing technique.
      • Before it could be cleaned properly it was necessary to take it to pieces.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • He gave a little wave and then turned back to the computer, sweating. He was shitting planks now. He had to do this thing properly.
      • It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.
      • I had to back out the changes made to the computer when it became apparent that they had stopped it working properly.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en property
      2. en propers
      3. en pronely
      4. en propels
      5. en provenly
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      Meaning of properly for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "properly" is an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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