Synonyms and Antonyms of propriety

  1. 1 socially acceptable behavior some people miss the straitlaced propriety that was largely abandoned in the 1960s Synonyms of propriety decorum, form, decencyWords Related to propriety etiquette; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentilesse, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, politeness, politesse; dignity, grace, refinement; discretion, prudence; appropriateness, correctitude, correctness, decorousness, fitness, rightness, seemliness; attention, attentiveness, care, carefulness; character, goodness, high-mindedness, honesty, honor, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, straightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousnessNear Antonyms of propriety coarseness, crudeness, gracelessness; discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, vulgarity; imprudence, indiscretion; badness, evil, immorality, wickedness; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousnessAntonyms of propriety impropriety, indecency, indecorum

  2. 2 proprieties pl  personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting an etiquette columnist who insists that traditional proprieties are necessary in order to maintain a civil society Synonyms of propriety etiquette, form, mores, proprietiesWords Related to propriety amenities, civilities, pleasantries; bearing, demeanor, deportment, mien; courtesy, decorum, mannerliness, politeness; formalities, protocol, rules; air, attitude, carriage, poise, polish, pose, posture, presence; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, way, wont; convention, fashion, mode, style

  3. 3 the quality or state of being especially suitable or fitting I'm not sure about the propriety of serving champagne in these glasses Synonyms of propriety appositeness, aptness, felicitousness, felicity, fitness, fittingness, happiness, properness, appropriateness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitablenessWords Related to propriety agreeableness, compatibility, congruity, harmoniousness; applicability, bearing, connection, justifiability, materiality, pertinence, relevance, relevancy, validity; acceptability, adequacy, adequateness, convenience, expedience, expediency, satisfactoriness, serviceableness, usefulnessNear Antonyms of propriety disagreeableness, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, inexpedience, inexpediency, inharmoniousness, unbecomingness; immateriality, inapplicability, irrelevance, irrelevancy; meaninglessness, pointlessnessAntonyms of propriety improperness, impropriety, inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, infelicity, unfitness, unseemliness, unsuitability, wrongness

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