What is another word for propriety?

594 synonyms found


[ pɹəpɹˈa͡ɪ͡ətɪ], [ pɹəpɹˈa‍ɪ‍ətɪ], [ p_ɹ_ə_p_ɹ_ˈaɪə_t_ɪ]

Propriety is a word that refers to the quality or state of being appropriate or proper. There are several synonyms that can be used in place of this word, including decorum, etiquette, civility, appropriateness, correctness, decency, and politeness. Decorum pertains to dignified behavior that is in keeping with established standards. Etiquette is the customary code of behavior in a particular society or group. Civility relates to polite and respectful behavior towards others. Appropriateness refers to being suitable or fitting for a particular purpose. Correctness implies adherence to established rules or principles. Decency refers to behavior that is in keeping with social norms. Politeness relates to courteous and respectful behavior towards others.

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What are the opposite words for propriety?

Propriety is defined as conforming to social conventions or what is deemed proper behavior. Antonyms for propriety would, therefore, refer to actions or behaviors that go against societal norms or conventions. Examples of antonyms for propriety include indecency, impropriety, vulgarity, and offensiveness. These terms describe actions that are considered inappropriate or offensive in society, such as using foul language, engaging in lewd behavior, or violating cultural taboos. While propriety is seen as an ideal in many cultures, its antonyms are often frowned upon and can result in negative consequences such as social ostracization or legal penalties.

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Usage examples for Propriety

He clasped her in his arms, but still did not look up at her, and Betty forgot all her shame, and her lessons in propriety.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
That simply your Ladyship's present caution is the best security for future propriety.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The difference seems to have arisen out of the common socialist trouble about the propriety of mixing in current politics.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

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