propriety

propriety(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (decorum)
a. el decoro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That loudmouthed oaf clearly has no sense of propriety.Está claro que ese bocazas no tiene ningún sentido de decoro.
b. la corrección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ethel was well brought up and knew how to conduct herself with propriety.Ethel fue bien educada y sabía cómo comportarse con corrección.
c. la decencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This is not a question of legality but of propriety.Esto no es cuestión de legalidad sino de decencia.
proprieties
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (manners)
a. las convenciones
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Janet felt a bit out of place for not knowing the proprieties required of such a formal occasion.Janet se sentía un poco fuera de lugar por no conocer las convenciones requeridas para una ocasión así de formal.
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propriety
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el decoro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
the proprietieslas convenciones
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propriety [prəˈpraɪətɪ]
noun
1 (decency) decoro (m); decencia (f)
breach of propriety ofensa (f) contra el decoro; incorrección (f); the proprieties los cánones sociales; to observe the proprieties atenerse a los cánones sociales
2 (appropriateness) conveniencia (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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