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Related to propriety: proprietary, lack of propriety
propriety(Appropriateness), noun accordance, admissibility, advisability, agreeableness, applicability, aptitude, aptness, becomingness, compatibility, conformity, congruity, consonance, correspondence, dueness, equity, expedience, expediency, felicity, fitness, harmony, justness, pertinence, properness, reasonableness, relevance, right, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness, utility
propriety(Correctness), noun convention, convennional conduct, conventionalities, correctitude, correctness, courteousness, courtesy, decency, decorousness, decorum, delicacy, demureness, dignity, discrimination, elegance, ethicality, etiquette, good behavior, good breeding, good manners, grace, manners, modesty, morality, politeness, proper formality, properness, rectitude, refinement, respectability, restraint, ritual, taste, tradition
Foreign phrases: Proprietates verborum observandae sunt.The proper meanings of words are to be observed.
See also: admissibility, aptitude, behalf, behavior, conduct, decorum, deportment, expedience, fitness, formality, integrity, justice, qualification, rectitude, right