Definitions for: Decorous

[adj] characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, in good taste(p), sedate, seemly, staid

Antonyms: indecorous, indelicate

See Also: proper

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