observe the social amenities

Definition of observe the social amenities

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

    :  to celebrate or solemnize (as a ceremony or festival) in a customary or accepted way

socialplay
  1. :  involving allies or confederates

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

    :  sociable

  1. :  sociable

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

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

    :  the quality of being pleasant or agreeable


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