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Synonyms for propriety

conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance

the moral quality of a course of action

socially correct behavior

a courteous act or courteous acts that contribute to smoothness and ease in dealings and social relationships

Synonyms for propriety

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the rules of correct behavior <the proprieties of weddings>
But though such critics remain stationed as gatekeepers, their concerns about taste proprieties are increasingly beside the point.
With even more disregard for the proprieties than he had shown in his 1876 destruction of his narrator's conscience (in "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut") and in the 1877 "Whittier Birthday Speech," Twain had tried to pull black speech into the drawing room, had tried to substitute slave-quarter break dancing for white formality and propriety.
Her unexpected response to conflict and adversity creates the ultimate parody of social proprieties, collapses class distinctions, and demonstrates how even sophisticated women of society--no less than men--will stop at nothing to get what they want.