a) The property of being seemly, appropriateness of conduct or behavior.
b) The result or product of being seemly.

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

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

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

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  • seemliness — seem·li·ness …   English syllables

  • 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: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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