indecorous


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in·dec·o·rous

 (ĭn-dĕk′ər-əs)
adj.
Lacking propriety or decorum. See Synonyms at unseemly.

in·dec′o·rous·ly adv.

indecorous

(ɪnˈdɛkərəs)
adj
improper or ungraceful; unseemly
inˈdecorously adv
inˈdecorousness n

in•dec•o•rous

(ɪnˈdɛk ər əs, ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əs, -ˈkoʊr-)

adj.
not decorous; unseemly; unbecoming.
[1670–80; < Latin]
in•dec′o•rous•ly, adv.
in•dec′o•rous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indecorous - lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"
decorous - characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
2.indecorous - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite societyindecorous - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"

indecorous

adjective
Not in keeping with conventional mores:
Idiom: out of line.
Translations

indecorous

[ɪnˈdekərəs] ADJindecoroso

indecorous

indecorous

[ɪnˈdɛkərəs] adjindecoroso/a
References in classic literature ?
A crash, a cry, and a laugh from Laurie, accompanied by the indecorous exclamation, "Jupiter Ammon
Seeing, now, that there were no curtains to the window, and that the street being very narrow, the house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that Queequeg made, staving about with little else but his hat and boots on; I begged him as well as I could, to accelerate his toilet somewhat, and particularly to get into his pantaloons as soon as possible.
It gave to his intentions whatever of decision was wanting before; and he finally resolved, that it would be absolutely unnecessary, if not highly indecorous, to do more for the widow and children of his father, than such kind of neighbourly acts as his own wife pointed out.
Nothing indecorous or gross; all perfectly pretty and seemly.
Jesters and jugglers were not awanting, nor was the occasion of the assembly supposed to render the exercise of their profession indecorous or improper.
But hardly had he sallied forth from the inn when it struck the curate that he was doing wrong in rigging himself out in that fashion, as it was an indecorous thing for a priest to dress himself that way even though much might depend upon it; and saying so to the barber he begged him to change dresses, as it was fitter he should be the distressed damsel, while he himself would play the squire's part, which would be less derogatory to his dignity; otherwise he was resolved to have nothing more to do with the matter, and let the devil take Don Quixote.
As an example of motiveless degradation of character, we have Menelaus in the Orestes: of character indecorous and inappropriate, the lament of Odysseus in the Scylla, and the speech of Melanippe: of inconsistency, the Iphigenia at Aulis,--for Iphigenia the suppliant in no way resembles her later self.
At the close of the services, the people hurried out with indecorous confusion, eager to communicate their pent-up amazement, and conscious of lighter spirits the moment they lost sight of the black veil.
It was evident that Kory-Kory considered this an all-sufficient reason for so indecorous a custom; but I must say that it did not satisfy me as to its propriety.
Not so the philosopher; he was too much a man of the world either to laugh like the dog, or by shrieks to betray the indecorous trepidation of the cat.
Eager, who sat with his back to the horses, saw nothing of the indecorous proceeding, and continued his conversation with Lucy.
She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.