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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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