Definition of 'etiquette'


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1. 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.

2. A label used to indicate that a letter is to be sent by airmail.

3. The customary behavior of members of a profession, business, law, or sports team towards each other.

4. The practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority.

5. rules governing socially acceptable behavior

6. Conventional requirement or custom in regard to social behavior or observance; prescriptive usage, especially in polite society or for ceremonial intercourse; propriety of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion; good manners; polite behavior.

7. A ticket or label, specifically one attached to a specimen of natural history.


1. If only we could consult our resident etiquette expert.

2. This might improve online etiquette and behaviour.

3. The answers must surely lie in social etiquette.

4. Perhaps he felt that turning his back on royalty was a serious breach of etiquette.

5. Our preoccupation with class and social etiquette had blunted our competitive edge.

6. What is the correct etiquette in this situation?

7. But this was not the way to handle a mere breach of etiquette.

8. What is the correct etiquette in the cinema?

9. What is the correct etiquette in such circumstances?

10. What is the correct etiquette in dealing with these strangers and their uninvited comments?

11. Weddings are a maze of social etiquette and it is perfectly natural to think you are adding to the spiralling costs.

12. Once the deal is done, there is a certain etiquette to adhere to.

13. By their codes of etiquette, they would always have an open fan covering their face.

14. Who better to turn to than history's most renowned expert in the etiquette of seduction.

15. Nonetheless, a certain etiquette will encourage a more inclusive attitude from them.

16. This involves a detailed, introspective look at etiquette and behaviour generally.

17. He also grinned - apparently not a breach of military etiquette.

18. Obviously, two breaches of etiquette don't make a right.

19. He visits an academy in Mumbai that teaches British business protocol and social etiquette.

20. In one direction they lay upon us the bonds of what we call etiquette,

21. As you would expect in a country that came up with the word etiquette, it is easy for foreigners to commit faux pas in France.

22. So the bagger relents, finally, and we leave, but I feel kind of bad about the whole thing. posted by Daryl Scroggins in etiquette, mental health, relationships, self-help | * | 11 comments comments

23. Is there a certain etiquette to tracking a deer when you know you're going to have to move through another hunters territory, let alone if you find the deer down 60 yards from his stand?

24. To modern eyes, the manual can seem overly conscious of presenting a positive image before whites, but otherwise, regarding gender roles, it is no different than what can be found in etiquette manuals aimed at the general populace.

25. They quickly turned back to their salads of iceberg lettuce with thousand island dressing, and I thought of how vastly lucky I was to be with a person who would do such a marvelous thing. posted by Deron Bauman in etiquette, family, food, religion | * | 2 comments comments

26. Office etiquette is not my forte and it always involves greeting people I don't really know ...

27. Bobulate parses contemporary uses of the salutation (via): posted by Andrew Simone in etiquette, language | * | comment

28. And just like in other areas of our lives, etiquette is mandatory.

29. We will release a picture shortly. posted by Lucy Foley in etiquette, government, politics | * | 10 comments comments

30. ‘The basic code that helps maintain a healthy society is etiquette towards others.’

31. ‘Codes and etiquette are no way to deal with issues such as racism, sexism or homophobia.’

32. ‘She is also an ambassador for UNICEF, and has written a series of best-selling books on etiquette for women.’

33. ‘I also collect books on etiquette from this period because they are just so wonderful.’

34. ‘The whole atmosphere is one of propriety and etiquette, under which the sordid matters of power and money bubble.’

35. ‘It is open to boys and girls aged between six and 16 and places as much emphasis on rules and etiquette as it does on playing.’

36. ‘Everyone is all courtesy and etiquette and even the ushers are spectacularly dressed.’

37. ‘He interspersed classes with lessons about the rules and etiquette of the game.’

38. ‘Before you can order at all, you must learn the correct bar-counter etiquette.’

39. ‘The trouble is that the murky area of tipping adheres to no rules or etiquette.’

40. ‘It seems to be the trend to rebel against all forms of tidiness, etiquette and decency.’

41. ‘As a result of this, obeying the rules of e-mail etiquette has become vitally important.’

42. ‘For some reason, these two rules of etiquette seem to be ignored more than any other.’

43. ‘No one knew exactly what they would be tested on so most of the boys had moved swiftly to the library to look up royal etiquette and manners.’

44. ‘Another rule of etiquette is that greetings must precede all forms of social interaction.’

45. ‘The book, emphasising dinner table etiquette and rustic ingenuity remains a best-seller.’

46. ‘Players will be stripped of titles if they haven't followed the rules of etiquette.’

47. ‘Many of the most important rules of etiquette serve to mark differences in social rank.’

48. ‘World War Three unfolding at the dinner table was no reason to forget all rules of basic social etiquette.’

49. ‘My lessons in etiquette failed to explain the correct response so I made my excuses and left as soon as I could.’

50. punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette

Other users have misspelling etiquette as:

1. etiqueta 16.54%

2. etiqutte 6.02%

3. etiquett 3.76%

4. ettiquette 3.01%

5. etiketto 2.26%

6. etiquet 2.26%

7. Other 59.37%

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