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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 ?
Laurence's bald head, and ran up to slip the apology under Laurie's door, advising him through the keyhole to be submissive, decorous, and a few other agreeable impossibilities.
Notwithstanding the increasing warmth of the amicable contest, the most decorous Christian assembly, not even excepting those in which its reverend ministers are collected, might have learned a wholesome lesson of moderation from the forbearance and courtesy of the disputants.
Maule's Lane, or Pyncheon Street, as it were now more decorous to call it, was thronged, at the appointed hour, as with a congregation on its way to church.
It is scarcely decorous,however, to speak all, even where we speak impersonally.
In the family "keeping-room," as it is termed, he will remember the staid, respectable old book-case, with its glass doors, where Rollin's History,[1] Milton's Paradise Lost, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and Scott's Family Bible,[2] stand side by side in decorous order, with multitudes of other books, equally solemn and respectable.
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.
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.
The behaviour of the maidens was decorous, if not marked with deep affliction; but now and then a whisper or a smile called forth the rebuke of the severer matrons, and here and there might be seen a damsel more interested in endeavouring to find out how her mourning-robe became her, than in the dismal ceremony for which they were preparing.
I have promised to be very good, and studious, and quiet, and decorous in future.
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.
Ilbrahim, seated by the side of his adopted mother, and retaining fast hold of her hand, assumed a grave and decorous demeanor, such as might befit a person of matured taste and understanding, who should find him self in a temple dedicated to some worship which he did not recognize, but felt himself bound to respect.
But it is decorous and expedient to fall in with one's commander's way.