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Definition of propriety:

  1. Ownership or possession; now, state of being right or proper; appropriateness; conformity to established rules or customs; decorum.


decentness, goodness, right, virtue, usual, good form, pleasantry, proprieties, properness, concord, agreeableness, behavior, form, amenity, civility, inconsistency, appositeness, righteousness, rightfulness, ethicality, decency, ethic, integrity, respectability, comeliness, good, mores, advisability, consonance, harmony, rightness, pleasantness, morality, incongruity, dignity, correspondence, happiness, courtesy, good breeding, compatibility, felicitousness, correctitude, decorousness, ethicalness, suitableness, modesty, respectableness, purity.

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