The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seemliness; hence, freedom from obscenity or indecorum; modesty.
- The state or quality of being decent; propriety.
- Conformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty.
- Social or moral proprieties.
- Surroundings or services deemed necessary for an acceptable standard of living.