familiarity vs impropriety what difference

what is difference between familiarity and impropriety

English

Etymology

From Middle French familiarité, from Latin familiāritātem. Displaced native Old English hīwcūþnes.

Morphologically familiar +‎ -ity

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəmɪlɪˈæɹɪti/
  • Rhymes: -æɹɪti

Noun

familiarity (countable and uncountable, plural familiarities)

  1. The state of being extremely friendly; intimacy.
    • 1677, Hannah Woolley, The Compleat Servant-Maid, London: T. Passinger, p. 2,[1]
      Do not keep familiarity with any but those, with whom you may improve your time.
  2. Undue intimacy; inappropriate informality, impertinence.
  3. An instance of familiar behaviour.
  4. Close or habitual acquaintance with someone or something; understanding or recognition acquired from experience.

Derived terms

  • familiarity breeds contempt

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English

Etymology

From French impropriété, from Latin improprietas

Pronunciation

Noun

impropriety (countable and uncountable, plural improprieties)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being improper.
  2. (countable) An improper act.
  3. Improper language.

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