decorousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decorousness - propriety in manners and conduct
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
becomingness - the quality of being becoming
indecorousness, indecorum - a lack of decorum

decorousness

noun
Conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance:
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It was like dragging a hideous shape of death 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.
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Blunt, who plays half her scenes looking like she's holding back tears (or screams), is a luminous actress who has been in need of a role that allows her to get past her slight decorousness, and this is it.
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For all its seeming decorousness, Moore's Octopus holds immense power in restraint, a power that is released at the poem's end in an avalanche, "with a sound like a crack of a rifle, / in a curtain of powdered snow launched like a waterfall" (Complete 75-76).
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Endless elaborations are delivered with a decorousness W.
With their ancient values of family honour, masculine courage and unflinching decorousness of behaviour, they were just as elemental as the physical landscape they inhabited.
There is no decorousness in Yiddish, nor much romance.
Their decorousness in using this facility is admirable, but apparently the walls were unable to withstand the crush at a busy time