AskDefine | Define decorous

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decorous adj
1 characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme" [ant: indecorous]
2 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" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, seemly]

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  • a UK /dɛˈkɔː(ɹ).ʌs/ /dE"kO:(r).Vs/


  1. Marked by proper behavior.

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behaving properly

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