French translation of 'propriety'
1. (= seemliness) bienséance f ⧫ convenance f
2. (= correctness)
to act with propriety agir avec correction
to behave with propriety se comporter avec correction
proprieties plural noun
(old-fashioned) convenances fpl
to observe the proprieties observer les convenances
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Example Sentences Including 'propriety'
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He was a very modest man but he had a very high sense of propriety and conduct.Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)
Although all sense of propriety is lost when we are in the grip of a furious row.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Such a total denial offended justice and propriety.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Before the winter was far advanced, it is actually on record that Emmy took a night and received company with great propriety and modesty.Vanity Fair (1837)
They feel a real sense of propriety over him.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You will spend weeks holding back from uttering it for propriety's sake.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Constitutional propriety is not exhausted by the demands of the law.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translation of propriety from the Collins English to French Dictionary