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Definition of ETIQUETTE

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Etiquette \Et"i*quette`\, n. [F. prop., a little piece of paper, or a mark or title, affixed to a bag or bundle, expressing its contents, a label, ticket, OF.estiquete, of German origin; cf. LG. stikke peg, pin, tack, stikken to stick, G. stecken. See {Stick}, and cf. {Ticket}.] The forms required by good breeding, or prescribed by authority, to be observed in social or official life; observance of the proprieties of rank and occasion; conventional decorum; ceremonial code of polite society. [1913 Webster]

           The pompous etiquette to the court of Louis the Fourteenth.                              --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "etiquette": amenities, approbatory, approving, behavior, bienseance, bon ton, civilities, civility, comity, commendatory, complimentary, conduct, conformity, consuetude, convenance, convention, conventional usage, conventionalism, conventionality, correct deportment, correctness, courtesy, courtliness, custom, decencies, decency, decorousness, decorum, deportment, dignity, diplomatic code, discourtesy, elegance, elegancies, encomiastic, established way, eulogistic, exquisite manners, fashion, folkway, form, formalities, formality, good behavior, good citizenship, good form, good manners, laudatory, manner, manners, misbehavior, mores, natural politeness, observance, panegyrical, point of etiquette, politeness, politesse, poor behavior, practice, praiseful, praxis, prescription, proper thing, proprieties, propriety, protocol, punctilio, quiet good manners, ritual, rules of conduct, sanctioned behavior, seemliness, sociability, social code, social conduct, social convention, social graces, social procedures, social usage, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, time-honored practice, tradition, usage, use, way, what is done, wont, wonting


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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