V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: socially acceptable behavior

Synonyms: decorum, modesty, morality, order, manner, courtesy, decency

Antonyms: indecency, impropriety, rudeness

Tips: When learning the word propriety, think of the related word proper, "appropriate" or "correct." Propriety denotes proper character and behavior, while impropriety is rudeness or unacceptable behavior.

Usage Examples:

The candidate's propriety came into question during the campaign. (morality, decency)

The child was taught good manners from an early age and showed exemplary propriety at the dinner table. (decorum, courtesy)

His impropriety shocked the older lady and she turned her head away in disgust. (rudeness, ill manners, indecency)

Julie wasn't as concerned with social propriety as she was with getting what she wanted. (correctness, morality, properness)

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