noun, plural pro·pri·e·ties.
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Origin of propriety
synonym study for propriety
OTHER WORDS FROM proprietynon·pro·pri·e·ty, noun, plural non·pro·pri·e·ties.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proprietyprobity, propriety
Words nearby propriety
Example sentences from the Web for propriety
In an interview this week, Egeland strongly defended the propriety of delivering aid to unwholesome parts of northern Syria.
Presidents and potential presidents have often been accused of crossing some line of propriety.
The Weather Underground, while we certainly crossed lines of propriety and legality, we never killed or injured anybody.Exclusive: Bill Ayers On the Weathermen, Obama’s Crap Job & More|Marlow Stern|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But for the conservatives, and for Scalia most of all, legal propriety is absurdly quaint.Michael Tomasky on Antonin Scalia, the Lawless Supreme Court Justice|Michael Tomasky|June 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Walking up to the edge of propriety and stepping over the line are all a rite of passage to self-definition.Hoodies, Trayvon Martin, and America’s Racial Fears|Robin Givhan|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They shall plan how this may be done with due propriety, and shall advise us of their action.
I do it, persuaded of the propriety of the step, and satisfied that all will go well with him yet.
Further questions respecting her family, &c., were answered with equal directness and propriety, and with manifest truth.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Without having represented to your husband the propriety of first consulting his father, on whom he is dependent, I think?The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Whatever argument can be employed to establish the propriety of engaging vocally in any religious service is here available.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham