Definition of Decorous

1. Adjective. Characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct. "The tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"

Similar to: In Good Taste, Sedate, Staid
Also: Proper
Derivative terms: Decorousness, Decorum
Antonyms: Indecorous



2. Adjective. According with custom or propriety. "Seemly behavior"
Exact synonyms: Becoming, Comely, Comme Il Faut, Decent, Seemly
Similar to: Proper
Derivative terms: Becomingness, Decency, Decorousness, Decorum, Seemliness

Definition of Decorous

1. a. 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 judge.

Definition of Decorous

1. Adjective. Marked by proper behavior. (rfex) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decorous

1. proper [adj] - See also: proper

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decorous

decorated
decorates
decorating
decoration
decorations
decorative
decoratively
decorativeness
decoratives
decorator
decorators
decore
decorement
decorements
decorin
decorous (current term)
decorously
decorousness
decorousnesses
decorrelate
decorrelated
decorrelates
decorrelating
decorrelation
decorrelations
decorrellation
decors
decorticate
decorticate reflex
decorticate rigidity

Literary usage of Decorous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"Generally decorous and dignified manner of the debate. — Specimens. — Mr. Lincoln's appreciation of the gravity of the discussion. ..."

2. Ten Years in Washington: Life and Scenes in the National Capital, as a Woman by Mary Clemmer (1874)
"decorous Ideas of the Father of His Country— The Government on Its Travels—Transporting the Household Gods— Keeping Early Hours—Primitive Customs—A ..."

3. The Book of Boston by Robert Shackleton (1916)
"CHAPTER IV * ON THE PRIM, decorous HILL HE streets of Boston are peopled with shadows of the past; shad- ki_ \ ' )M? ows of those connected with the ..."

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