appropriateness appropriateness  /ə ˈproʊ pri ət nəs/


  1. (n) appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
  2. (n) the quality of being specially suitable



  1. If you refuse to acknowledge their appropriateness, you end up with a zero probability of God after examining the natural world because it doesn't convince you on a proof basis.
  2. And in order to get customers to seek out and recommend the straight-to-YouTube video, marketers often reach for comedy from the appropriateness hinterlands.
  3. Common sense should prevail, but if you are in doubt about the appropriateness of a Tweet or posting, discuss it with your editor before sending.


  1. Work on historic district building is approved

    GREENVILLE — The Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved its first Certificate of Appropriateness for rehabilitation work on the former Leyser Building
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Delta Democrat Times

  2. International Guidance on Devices for Head and Body Pain

    The first set of recommendations about patient selection and appropriateness for implantation of "digital drugs" to manage chronic pain are devised to deliver better care and reduce complications using neuromodulation therapies, an expanding and evolving treatment that interfaces with nerves.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  3. Neurostimulation Lowers Need for Opioids in Chronic Pain

    The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee, an international group of more than 60 leading pain specialists, has created the first consensus guidelines for the use of neurostimulation, an established and growing therapy for chronic pain and other conditions.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Newswise


  1. "While I understand the need to pay the salaries of employees, I question the appropriateness of depleting the capital that taxpayers just injected into the banks through the payment of billions of dollars in bonuses......," Waxman, a Democrat...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Henry Waxman Source: Reuters

  2. "This legislation will be one avenue to help parents take back their right to determine the appropriateness of the content to which their children are exposed," Jones said in a statement.
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Walter Jones Source: CNN

  3. "If the Senate has decided to go into debating the appropriateness of future pardons, there is plenty of material to go around on past pardons," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the minority leader.
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Guardian Unlimited

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