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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being specially suitable; Acceptable conduct.

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  • (This, with grim appropriateness, is about the only place in the World Showcase where you can't find a meal.)
  • This goes with my rant about appropriateness, which is something along the lines of-I don't care how cute it is, if it's the wrong time or place ya look silly.
  • But why don't they just use the recognized word: "appropriateness"?
  • But you do not have the right to decide "appropriateness" for everyone. for more
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