When we determine the appropriateness of a situation, we ask, "Is it right? Is it suitable? Is it...appropriate?"
Appropriateness is often assessed according to individual taste or belief and can change with the times, or from culture to culture. Ongoing debates about appropriateness affect the dress code in public schools, the kind of language allowed on television, and the strategies politicians use to win elections.
n the quality of being specially suitable
the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
appropriateness for the occasion
just the ticket, ticket
the appropriate or desirable thing