Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being appropriate or suitable; applicability.
- n. the quality or condition of being appropriate
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being appropriate; peculiar fitness.
- n. the quality of being specially suitable
- n. appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
“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.”
“(This, with grim appropriateness, is about the only place in the World Showcase where you can't find a meal.)”
“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.”
“O'Reilly staunchly attacked President Obama for not commenting on the "appropriateness" of the location.”
“Other considerations, such as appropriateness, or the way other languages work, are not important here.”
“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.”
“But you do not have the right to decide "appropriateness" for everyone.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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".”
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