etiquette


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et·i·quette

 (ĕt′ĭ-kĕt′, -kĭt)
n.
The practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority.

[French, from Old French estiquet, label; see ticket.]

etiquette

(ˈɛtɪˌkɛt; ˌɛtɪˈkɛt)
n
1. (Sociology) the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social or official life
2. (Sociology) a conventional but unwritten code of practice followed by members of any of certain professions or groups: medical etiquette.
[C18: from French, from Old French estiquette label, from estiquier to attach; see stick2]

et•i•quette

(ˈɛt ɪ kɪt, -ˌkɛt)

n.
1. conventional requirements as to proper social behavior.
2. a prescribed code of usage in matters of ceremony: court etiquette.
3. the code of ethical behavior among the members of a profession: medical etiquette.
[1740–50; < French étiquette, Middle French estiquette ticket, memorandum, derivative of estiqu(i)er to attach < Germanic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.etiquette - rules governing socially acceptable behavioretiquette - rules governing socially acceptable behavior
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
protocol - forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
punctilio - a fine point of etiquette or petty formality

etiquette

noun good or proper behaviour, manners, rules, code, customs, convention, courtesy, usage, protocol, formalities, propriety, politeness, good manners, decorum, civility, politesse, p's and q's, polite behaviour a breach of the rules of diplomatic etiquette

etiquette

noun
Socially correct behavior:
decorum, good form, manner (used in plural), mores, propriety (also used in plural), p's and q's.
Translations
آداب السُّلوك
etiketa
etikettetakt og tone
etiketa
etikett
siîir og siîareglur
etiķete, uzvedības normas

etiquette

[ˈetɪket] Netiqueta f, protocolo m
court etiquette (royal) → ceremonial m de la corte (Jur) → protocolo m de la corte
legal etiquetteética f legal
professional etiquetteética f profesional
etiquette demands thatla etiqueta or el protocolo exige que ...
it is not good etiquetteno está bien visto

etiquette

[ˈɛtɪkɛt] nconvenances fpl, étiquette f
a breach of etiquette → un manquement à l'étiquette

etiquette

nEtikette f; rules of etiquetteVerhaltensregeln pl; a breach of etiquetteein Verstoß mgegen die Etikette; court etiquetteHofetikette f; that’s not in accordance with medical etiquettedas entspricht nicht dem Berufsethos eines Arztes

etiquette

[ˈɛtɪˌkɛt] netichetta
court etiquette (royal) → cerimoniale di corte
medical etiquette → prassi f medica

etiquette

(ˈetiket) noun
rules for correct or polite behaviour between people, or within certain professions. medical/legal etiquette.
References in classic literature ?
The sullen soldiers shouldered their empty tubes and fell into their places, like men whose blood had been heated by the past contest, and who only desired the opportunity to revenge an indignity which was still wounding to their pride, concealed as it was under the observances of military etiquette.
He stopped, and added, after a moment's mortifying reflection, "I've been brought up in the woods, Miss Carr, and I suppose I have followed my feelings, instead of the etiquette of society.
The sun was just up, the king and the court were all on hand to see me off and wish me luck; so it wouldn't be etiquette for me to tarry.
This was not a discourtesy; it was only a part of the elaborate and rigid corps etiquette.
She wondered, indeed, at his thinking it necessary to do so; but supposed it to be the proper etiquette.
They are terrible sticklers for convention and even etiquette in other people.
Now, it is well known, that a man may with more impunity be guilty of an actual breach either of real good breeding or of good morals, than appear ignorant of the most minute point of fashionable etiquette.
He believed that the general practitioner who attended the family, and had called him in when the case grew serious, had treated Henrietta unskilfully, but professional etiquette bound him so strongly that, sooner than betray his colleague's inefficiency, he would have allowed him to decimate London.
And they are not apt to remember that most of the delays and blunders are being made, not by the expert girls, but by the careless people who persist in calling wrong numbers and in ignoring the niceties of telephone etiquette.
I have had so many battles to fight since those heedless days, that they have left me no time to distil all the least actions of daily life, and to do everything so that it falls in with those rules of etiquette and good taste which wither the most generous emotions.
Even if you had completed your third year in the Pentagonal and Hexagonal classes in the University, and were perfect in the theory of the subject, you would still find that there was need of many years of experience, before you could move in a fashionable crowd without jostling against your betters, whom it is against etiquette to ask to "feel", and who, by their superior culture and breeding, know all about your movements, while you know very little or nothing about theirs.
I did not need a manual of green Martian etiquette to know what reply to make, for, in fact, I was so wild with anger that I could scarcely refrain from drawing my pistol and shooting him down for the brute he was; but he stood waiting with drawn long-sword, and my only choice was to draw my own and meet him in fair fight with his choice of weapons or a lesser one.