Definition of Decorousness

1. Noun. Propriety in manners and conduct.

Exact synonyms: Decorum
Generic synonyms: Correctitude, Properness, Propriety
Specialized synonyms: Becomingness
Derivative terms: Decorous, Decorous, Decorous, Decorous
Antonyms: Indecorousness, Indecorum



Definition of Decorousness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being decorous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decorousness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decorousness

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

Literary usage of Decorousness

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

1. Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1818)
"... as much propriety and decorousness of expression as possible:" and further on, it says, " However difficult it is FITLY 16 ..."

2. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1913)
"... into the cleanly and cheerful space before a household fire, where it would present all the uglier aspect, amid the decorousness of everything about it. ..."

3. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1897)
"... creation of the atoms of bliss: the quietude of quiescence, the decorousness of decorum, the nobility of high birth, the temperateness of temperance, ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"And here permit the remark that there is a decorousness amongst all classes of Chinese in their manner of partaking of food which is not always ;*en amongst ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1905)
"The wonder is the greater if we remember the time when it was written, the mingled decorousness and flatulence, pomposity and poverty of invention in its ..."

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