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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Conformity to established standards of good or suitable behavior or manners

Usage examples (36)
  • Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.
  • Now propriety is another matter, a matter of judgment.
  • "Yet propriety is an essential element of gracefulness, Miss Evelyn."
  • Within doors, what our old habits have stereotyped as propriety, is sadly trenched upon. for more
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