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English noun: propriety

1. propriety (attribute) correct or appropriate behavior

Synonymscorrectitude, properness

Broader (hypernym)behavior, behaviour, conduct, demeanor, demeanour, deportment

Narrower (hyponym)appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, good form, grace, modesty, priggishness, primness, reserve, rightness, seemliness

Attributeimproper, proper

Antonymsimproperness, impropriety

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