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dec·o·rous

 (dĕk′ər-əs, dĭ-kôr′əs)
adj.
Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper: decorous behavior.

[From Latin decōrus, becoming, handsome, from decor, seemliness, beauty; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

dec′o·rous·ly adv.
dec′o·rous·ness n.

decorous

(ˈdɛkərəs)
adj
characterized by propriety in manners, conduct, etc
[C17: from Latin decōrus, from decor elegance]
ˈdecorously adv
ˈdecorousness n

dec•o•rous

(ˈdɛk ər əs)

adj.
showing respect for social customs and manners.
[1655–65; < Latin decōrus seemly, becoming, derivative of decus; see decorate, -ous]
dec′o•rous•ly, adv.
dec′o•rous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decorous - characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
indecorous, indelicate - lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
2.decorous - 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"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"

decorous

decorous

adjective
Translations
مُحْتَشِم، لائِق
korektníuhlazený
værdig
háttvís
deramaideramasoriaiorusprideramas elgesys
pieklājīgs
terbiyeliyakışık alır

decorous

[ˈdekərəs] ADJ [behaviour, appearance] → decoroso

decorous

[ˈdɛkərəs] adj (= seemly, proper) → bienséant(e)

decorous

adj action, behaviourgeziemend, schicklich; dressschicklich

decorous

[ˈdɛkərəs] adjdecoroso/a

decorous

(ˈdekərəs) adjective
(behaving in a manner which is) acceptable, especially quiet and dignified. behaving in a decorous manner.
ˈdecorously adverb
decorum (diˈkoːrəm) noun
quiet, dignified and proper behaviour. The man behaved with decorum in the old lady's presence.
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly she came upon a stout gentleman in a silk hat and a chaste black coat, whose decorous row of buttons reached from his chin to his knees.
They were a civil, well-behaved people, cleanly in their persons, and decorous in their habits.
The modest comforts of home, the savory charms of made dishes, the decorous joy of digestions accomplished on hearth-rugs, lost all their attractions, and the dogs ungratefully left the house to seek dissipation and adventure in the outer world.
Certainly not those who expect from it only decorous sentiments and normal emotions.
Dora kissed Anne primly and squeezed out two decorous little tears; but Davy, who had been crying on the back porch step ever since they rose from the table, refused to say good-bye at all.
Wilkins was looking important and excited, and trying to conceal an inward exultation under a manner of decorous calm.
London is religion's opportunity--not the decorous religion of theologians, but anthropomorphic, crude.
Whether he had forgotten the art of Polite Conversation in Newgate, or had made a vow in those troubled times to forego, for a period, the display of his accomplishments, is matter of uncertainty; but certain it is that for a whole year he never indulged in any other sound than a grave, decorous croak.
She received her mixed and decorous guests with a kind of tall, ponderous grace, peculiarly her own and which awakened in the mind of intimidated strangers incongruous and improper reminiscences of an elephant, a giraffe, a gazelle; of a gothic tower--of an overgrown angel.
The whole tribe of decorous personages, who had never heretofore been seen with a single hair of their heads awry, would start into public view with the disorder of a nightmare in their aspects.
I refer to 'chief' surgeons; but considering the exalted positions occupied by our clients, it will be well and decorous that each of us appoint several consulting surgeons, from among the highest in the profession.
I hold thou art in the right of it, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and I will take thy advice as to accompanying the princess before going to see Dulcinea; but I counsel thee not to say anything to any one, or to those who are with us, about what we have considered and discussed, for as Dulcinea is so decorous that she does not wish her thoughts to be known it is not right that I or anyone for me should disclose them.