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Synonyms for propriety
prəˈpraɪ ɪ tipro·pri·ety

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propriety

    Synonyms:
    fitness, appropriateness, justness, correctness, expediency, decorum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. propriety, properness, correctitudenoun

    correct or appropriate behavior

    Synonyms:
    correctitude, properness

    Antonyms:
    improperness, impropriety

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proprietynoun

    Synonyms:
    fitness (to a proper standard or rule), appropriateness, suitableness, seemliness, justness, correctness, accuracy, consonance, adaptation, reasonableness

  2. proprietynoun

    Synonyms:
    decorum, decency, good behavior, proper formality

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#1469fitness
#5072correction
#7211relevance
#8779validity
#15387suitability
#17656adequacy
#17844correctness
#22876appropriateness
#29034regularity
#30996decency
#36412propriety
#36550soundness
#54098decorum
#60531expediency
#82287corrigendum
#207991justness

How to use propriety in a sentence?

  1. Lawana Blackwell:

    Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.

  2. Paul Matey:

    It's important to make clear for the record that I had no knowledge, involvement or participation in any of those events, we certainly took steps to ensure at all times that the highest standards of propriety, ethics and legality were followed in the office. Regrettably, that did not appear to happen in this case.

  3. Frederick Douglass:

    For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.

  4. Patrick Henry:

    Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defence Where is the difference between having our arms in our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress If our defence be therealobject of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands

  5. Rick Hess:

    If I'm a conservative who is uncomfortable about race-based preferences, the argument for race-based preferences that Harvard University is making -- that Harvard University has so much integrity and Harvard University is so careful that we can trust them to dance in gray areas of constitutional propriety because they exercise great discretion -- takes a huge blow.

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