propriety[ pruh-prahy-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF propriety
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPRIETY
But we are disposed to vindicate the propriety of the step he took.
The face of the country cannot with propriety be called hilly.
But the reception they got departed from tradition and propriety.
Only this very morning I read her a sermon upon 'Propriety, and the fitness of things.'
This was dropped with propriety in conversation with Mr. Montenero.
But if hostilities are happily averted, with what propriety can it be said that Nihil fit?
As there can be no hope of reaching the boats, it is vain to discuss the propriety of the step.
Mr. Beckendorff is the best judge, sir, of the propriety of his own regulations.
Is there anything that, with propriety, can be called caloric?
Then she enlarged with a flood of words on the propriety and advantages of such an union.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROPRIETY
- aesthetic principle
- conventional formality
- formal style
- grand style
- high art
- pure taste