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appropriateness

Definitions

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  • n. the quality or condition of being appropriate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being appropriate; peculiar fitness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being appropriate or suitable; applicability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being specially suitable
  • n. appropriate conduct; doing the right thing

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Mitra said while "there are no immediate or egregious credit concerns, we are looking for policy signals and supporting actions that will better assure us about medium-term appropriateness of the policy framework and an ability to also meet unanticipated shocks."

    Moody's: Budget Consistent With Rating Outlook

  • (This, with grim appropriateness, is about the only place in the World Showcase where you can't find a meal.)

    Lost in the Magic Kingdom

  • This goes with my rant about appropriateness, which is something along the lines of-I don't care how cute it is, if it's the wrong time or place ya look silly.

    Women wear the dumbest shoes to airports - dfi

  • O'Reilly staunchly attacked President Obama for not commenting on the "appropriateness" of the location.

    Bill O'Reilly's fight with the ladies of 'The View' (Video)

  • Other considerations, such as appropriateness, or the way other languages work, are not important here.

    A gripe with grammar « Write Anything

  • Collecting Children's Books has had a couple of interesting posts about books such as They Were Strong and Good and The Rooster Crows, which have been bowdlerized to reflect changing standards of "appropriateness" in regard to depictions of nonwhite characters.

    Presto, change-o

  • But you do not have the right to decide "appropriateness" for everyone.

    Ellen Hopkins: Banned Books Week 2010: An Anti-Censorship Manifesto

  • One could certainly, moreover, question the effectiveness of such a public appeal, where discussion would inevitably focus on the "appropriateness" of the remarks instead of their truth.

    TEXAS FAITH: Brit Hume and Tiger Woods | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • There is also an interesting discussion about the "appropriateness" of the essay collection She's Such a Geek for high school students, not only because it includes discussion of sexuality, but because some of the essayists chose to leave academia.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The council has offered its guidance to agencies involved in all kinds of advertising on the "appropriateness" of the use of Arabic texts, arabesque art and calligraphy "which may have subtly embedded sacred text".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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