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Meaning of DECOROUS

Pronunciation:  'dekurus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
  2. [adj]  according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"

DECOROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, in good taste(p), sedate, seemly, staid
 Antonyms: indecorous, indelicate
 See Also: proper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*co"rous\ (?; 277), a. [L. dec[=o]rus, fr. decor
comeliness, beauty; akin to decere. See {Decent}, and cf.
Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion;
marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as,
a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a

      A decorous pretext the war.              --Motley.
-- {De*co"rous*ly}, adv. -- {De*co"rous*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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