Synonyms of 'propriety'
correct conductTheir sense of social propriety is eroded.
decorum, , ,
I was treated with decorum and respect
He is a stickler for royal protocol.
It's not good form to spend lots of money.
His sense of decency forced him to resign.
men of low birth and no breeding
When I turned over, she held the cotton sheet up above her face to protect my modesty.
a breach of the rules of diplomatic etiquette
a girl who possessed both dignity and refinement
She listened to him, but only out of politeness.
good manners, , ,
the quality or state of being appropriate or fittingThey questioned the propriety of the corporation's use of public money.
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in the sense of appropriateness
He wonders about the appropriateness of every move he makes.
in the sense of aptness
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Thesaurus for propriety from the Collins English Thesaurus