One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Behaviour that complies with current social conventions.‘it wasn't considered good form to show too much enthusiasm’
conformity, scrupulousness, meticulousness, conscientiousness, punctiliousness, exactitude, precision, strictness, nicetyView synonyms
- ‘It is not strictly good form to bet on how long all the speeches will take.’
- ‘I felt it was good form to give them a call and let them know.’
- ‘I bit my lip, as surely it can't be good form to do a mayday, even if it's supposedly off any monitored channel.’
- ‘It's never good form to freak out your hosts, and I had done so yet again.’
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