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Synonyms for propriety

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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1, 2014, is aimed at demonstrating integrity and propriety when it comes to related-party transactions.
76 lakh crore, the Congress on Tuesday criticised the auditor general for " preaching propriety to parliamentarians".
Guarding life's dark secrets; legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy.
McKenna focuses his analysis on Smith's idea of "propriety," and he claims that for Smith ethical propriety in conduct is analogous to and derived from rhetorical propriety in discourse.
With the move, the company aims to meet an increasing demand for ARTZ Dispo, its propriety hyaluronic acid-based drug for improving joint functions.
A jail inmate brought a pro se civil rights suit seeking to challenge the propriety of charges of escape and other crimes.
The letter states: "We are not writing at this time to comment on the propriety of section 470 as it relates to partnerships.
From this claustrophobic, conventional, Victorian beginning, Forster uses a delightfully light, humorous and subtle touch to lead Lucy to a surprisingly radical view of propriety, religion and a woman's role.
In his first collection, Matejka challenges notions of propriety, as if breaking silence on long held family secrets.
Sambuichi's Air House, like his very different building for Miwa pottery dynasty (p72), is an essay in environmental propriety.
Even so, in a nation where propriety, openness and reason held sway, Mr Macdonald would be debarred from the job for one simple reason -he is a close chum and business partner of the Prime Minister's wife, Cherie Blair.
has asked the General Accounting Office to investigate the propriety of Burns's actions.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
This assumes that government personnel--unlike civilians--are paragons of sober propriety.
Garfield said her ad ``was raised with the intention and expectation of a full public scrutiny - and I stand by its accuracy and propriety.