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decorous

[dek-er-uh s, dih-kawr-uh s, -kohr-] /ˈdɛk ər əs, dɪˈkɔr əs, -ˈkoʊr-/
adjective
1.
characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin decōrus seemly, becoming, derivative of decus; see decorate, -ous
Related forms
decorously, adverb
decorousness, noun
nondecorous, adjective
nondecorously, adverb
nondecorousness, noun
undecorous, adjective
undecorously, adverb
undecorousness, noun
Synonyms
proper, becoming.
Antonyms
undignified.
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  • All the sweet torrents of a decorously ceremonious laughter.
British Dictionary definitions for decorously

decorous

/ˈdɛkərəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by propriety in manners, conduct, etc
Derived Forms
decorously, adverb
decorousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin decōrus, from decor elegance
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Word Origin and History for decorously

decorous

adj.

1660s, from Latin decorus "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," from decus (genitive decoris) "ornament" (see decorate). Related: Decorously; decorousness.

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