seemliness

  • 1 Seemliness — Seem li*ness, n. The quality or state of being seemly: comeliness; propriety. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 seemliness — index conduct, decorum, expedience, propriety (appropriateness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 seemliness — seemly ► ADJECTIVE ▪ conforming to propriety or good taste. DERIVATIVES seemliness noun. ORIGIN Old Norse, fitting ; related to SEEM(Cf. ↑seem) …

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  • 4 seemliness — noun see seemly …

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  • 5 seemliness — See seemly. * * * …

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  • 6 seemliness — noun a) The property of being seemly, appropriateness of conduct or behavior. b) The result or product of being seemly. Ant: unseemliness …

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  • 7 seemliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance: comeliness, correctness, decency, decentness, decorousness, decorum, properness, propriety, respectability, respecta bleness. See USUAL …

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  • 8 seemliness — seem·li·ness || sɪːlɪnɪs n. properness, decency, decorousness; appropriateness, fitness; handsomeness …

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  • 9 seemliness — n. 1. Fitness, propriety, decency, decorum. 2. Comeliness, beauty, grace …

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  • 10 seemliness — seem·li·ness …

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  • 11 seemliness — noun a sense of propriety and consideration for others a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace • Syn: ↑grace • Ant: ↑unseemliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑gracious (for: ↑ …

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  • 12 seemly — seemliness, n. /seem lee/, adj., seemlier, seemliest, adv. adj. 1. fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous: Your outburst of rage was hardly seemly. 2. suitable or appropriate; fitting: a seemly gesture. 3.… …

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  • 13 propriety — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. decorum, conventionality, suitability; aptness, fitness; fastidiousness, becomingness, delicacy, decorum, seemliness; prudery. See agreement, expedience, fashion. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Suitability]… …

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  • 14 decency — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. decorum, propriety, seemliness, respectability; see behavior 1 , honesty 1 , propriety 1 , virtue 1 . See Synonym Study at decorum . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. propriety, respectability, righteousness, seemliness,… …

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  • 15 English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …

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  • 16 decorum — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. decency; protocol. See agreement, fashion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. etiquette, propriety, dignity, seemliness, correctness, decency, decorousness, deportment, gentility, protocol, good form, good… …

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  • 17 modesty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Timidity Nouns modesty; humility; diffidence, timidity, bashfulness; shyness, unobtrusiveness; shame; reserve, constraint; demureness. Verbs 1. be modest, retire, give way to, retire into one s shell,… …

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  • 18 propriety — [n1] suitableness, appropriateness accordance, advisability, agreeableness, appositeness, aptness, becomingness, compatibility, concord, congruity, consonance, convenience, correctness, correspondence, decorum, ethicality, expedience, fitness,… …

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  • 19 Decencies — Decency De cen*cy, n.; pl. {Decencies}. [L. decentia, fr. decens: cf. F. d[ e]cence. See {Decent}.] 1. The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in… …

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  • 20 Decency — De cen*cy, n.; pl. {Decencies}. [L. decentia, fr. decens: cf. F. d[ e]cence. See {Decent}.] 1. The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in… …

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