Propriety in a Sentence


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Propriety - Definition


following what is socially acceptable in speech and conduct; correctness of behaviour


Use Propriety in a sentence



After Harold wore a clown suit to his cousin’s funeral, we had to question his sense of propriety.


To ensure all legal obligations are met, Tom must review every paragraph of the contract for propriety.


When I arrived at the meeting, I saw the directors were engaged in a heated debate over the treasurer's propriety to bookkeeping standards.


Because she is an advice columnist who wants to teach people how to behave properly, Helen places emphasis on observing propriety.


When looking at Amy’s flimsy attire, it is evident her propriety is nearly nonexistent.

Because we expected the president to have a great sense of propriety, we were all shocked when his wrongdoings became public knowledge.


While teachers were once thought to be pictures of propriety, today they are often viewed as mean people without morals.


Propriety means very little to a teenage girl whose sole purpose in life is to impress her friends.


As an animal who does not observe patience, a dog lacks the same sense of propriety as human beings.


In some cultures where traditions are highly valued, propriety still dictates that all marriages should be arranged by the parents of the bride and groom.


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Propriety synonyms


appropriateness, manners, decency, respectability, etiquette, courtesy, morality




Propriety antonyms


impoliteness, indecency, vulgarity, rudeness