Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Excellence, quality.
  • n. The state or condition of being proper; propriety.
  • n. The state or condition of being proper (of a proper fraction, proper subset, etc.).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being proper.
  • n. Tallness; comeliness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being proper, in any sense of that word.

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

  • n. correct or appropriate behavior

Etymologies

From proper +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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