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Meaning of DECORUM

Pronunciation:  di'kowrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  propriety in manners and conduct
 

DECORUM is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: decorousness
 
 Antonyms: indecorousness, indecorum
 
 See Also: becomingness, correctitude, properness, propriety

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cor"um\, n. [L. dec[=o]rum, fr. dec[=o]rus. See
{Decorous}.]
Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from
suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character,
or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seemliness;
that which is seemly or suitable.

      Negligent of the duties and decorums of his station.
                                               --Hallam.

      If your master Would have a queen his beggar, you must
      tell him, That majesty, to keep decorum, must No less
      beg than a kingdom.                      --Shak.

Syn: {Decorum}, {Dignity}.

Usage: Decorum, in accordance with its etymology, is that
       which is becoming in outward act or appearance; as,
       the decorum of a public assembly. Dignity springs from
       an inward elevation of soul producing a corresponding
       effect on the manners; as, dignity of personal
       appearance.

 
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