propriety, n. 1. properness, correctitude, correctness, conformity; decorum, decency, suitability, suitableness, appropriateness, seemliness, becomingness, fitness, congruity.
2. etiquette, protocol, punctilio, good form, the thing to do; politeness, good manners, mannerliness, best behavior; gentility, breeding, gentlemanliness, ladylikeness, dignity, sedateness, respectability; modesty, delicacy, grace, refinement.
3. the proprieties accepted conduct or comportment, social code, rules of conduct, formalities, social procedures or conduct, social graces, courtliness; formality, formalness, ceremony, ritual; amenities, decencies, civilities, proper thing, what is done, social conventions; time-honored practice, tradition, standing custom or practice.
propulsion, n. propelling force, impulse, push, thrust, drive; prompting, initiative, motivation, driving force; impetus, impulsion, momentum, power, Inf. steam, energy,
prosaic, adj. 1. commonplace, common, ordinary, everyday, workaday, household, usual, routine, par for the course; mediocre, undistinguished, unimpressive, pedestrian, homely, Inf. run-of-the-mill; dry, matter-of-fact, sober, unimaginative, tame, flat, lifeless, spiritless; vapid, dull, tedious, tiresome, wearisome; boring, monotonous, humdrum, unvaried; bland, insipid, jejune, uninteresting, uninspiring, un-moving, unentertaining, pointless; trite, cliche, hackneyed, platitudinous, Inf. bromidic, stock, familiar, oft-repeated, stereotyped, tautological; stale, tired, thin, threadbare, worn-out, overused, Inf old hat, Inf. moth-eaten, Inf. warmed over.
2. prosy, prose, prosaical; unrhyming, unrhymed, unmetric, unmetrical, unpoetic, unpoetical.
proscribe, v. 1. damn, doom, condemn, sentence, pass sentence on, censure; restrict, restrain, circumscribe, check.
2. outlaw, forbid, prohibit, interdict, ban, disallow.
3. banish, exile, expatriate, deport, expel; drive away, exclude, excommunicate; blackball, reject, boycott, repudiate; ostracize, taboo, ignore, send to Coventry.
proscription, n. 1. condemnation, damning, dooming, censuring; circumscription, restriction, restraint, interdiction, prohibition, ban, taboo, injunction, outlawry.
2. banishment, exile, expatriation, expulsion, exclusion, excommunication, ejection, eviction, deportation, the punishment of Philip Nolan, repudiation, ostracism.
prosecute, v. 1. Law. bring to court or trial or justice, try; summon, sue, bring suit, prefer charges, arraign, indict; accuse, charge.
2. follow up, carry through, consummate, finish, end, dispose of, see to the end, see [s.t.] through; stick with, persist at, persevere, dog, give one's all.
3. practice, carry on, proceed with, continue, keep one's hand or oar in; conduct, exercise, perform, direct, manage; work at, labor at, engage in, deal with, handle, devote oneself to.
proselyte, n. convert, new believer, catechumen, neophyte, novice, tyro; disciple, born-again Christian,
proselytize, v. proselyte, convert, win over, bring into the fold; persuade, influence, bring pressure on, induce; redeem, save.
prospect, n. 1. Usu.
prospects probability, likelihood, likeliness, liability, outlook for the future;