good form

Behavior that is both morally and socially correct; proper manner, decorum or etiquette.

The queen is a model of good form.


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  • Good form — Form Form (f[=o]rm; in senses 8 & 9, often f[=o]rm in England), n. [OE. & F. forme, fr. L. forma; cf. Skr. dhariman. Cf. {Firm}.] 1. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • good form — index decorum, protocol (etiquette) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • good form — noun behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time it is not good form to brag about winning • Hypernyms: ↑propriety, ↑properness, ↑correctitude * * * GOOD MANNERS, manners, polite behaviour, correct behaviour, convention, etiquette,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • good form — it is not good form to leave visitors on their own Syn: good manners, manners, polite behavior, correct behavior, convention, etiquette, protocol; informal the done thing …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • good form — Synonyms and related words: amenities, bienseance, civilities, civility, comity, conformity, convenance, convention, conventional usage, conventionalism, conventionality, correctness, courtliness, custom, decencies, decency, decorousness, decorum …   Moby Thesaurus

  • good form — /gʊd ˈfɔm/ (say good fawm) noun conduct that satisfies current commonly accepted standards …   Australian English dictionary

  • good form — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Socially correct behavior: decorum, etiquette, manner (used in plural), mores, propriety (also used in plural), p s and q s. See USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • good form — noun behaviour complying with social conventions …   English new terms dictionary

  • good form —  In accordance with accepted social conventions …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • in good form — Contrast: IN BAD FORM …   Dictionary of American idioms

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