observe the social amenities

Definition of observe the social amenities

:to behave with politeness
  • We have never really liked each other, but we observe the social amenities whenever we meet.

Word by Word Definitions

observe play
  1. : to conform one's action or practice to (something, such as a law, rite, or condition) : comply with

  2. : to inspect or take note of as an augury, omen, or presage

  3. : to celebrate or solemnize (something, such as a ceremony or festival) in a customary or accepted way

social play
  1. : involving allies or confederates

  2. : marked by or passed in pleasant companionship with friends or associates

  3. : sociable

  1. : sociable

amenity play amenities
  1. : something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment

  2. : something (such as a conventional social gesture) that promotes smoothness or pleasantness in social relationships

  3. : the quality of being pleasant or agreeable


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