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[in-di-kawr-uh m, -kohr-] /ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-/
indecorous behavior or character.
something indecorous.
Origin of indecorum
1565-75; < Latin, noun use of neuter of indecōrus indecorous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Neither was the representation of plays on Sundays at this time regarded as an indecorum.

  • In her judgment a laugh was indecorum, and smelling a rose was indulgence of the flesh.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • There is no indecorum in the proposal's coming from the parent of either side.

  • In the street there is no gleam of sheep's-eying or any manner of indecorum.

    Familiar Spanish Travels W. D. Howells
  • Nor am I sensible of an indecorum if I give out that the Sheikh lives on oranges, and preserves the peels for kindling the fire.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Because, says Michelet, English girls and German think so much of an indecorum.

  • In vain his mother, losing patience at such a terrible piece of indecorum, rushed at him and cuffed him soundly.

    The Adventures of Akbar Flora Annie Steel
  • This will be done decently and in good order—our training will admit of no indecorum.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
  • Ignoring rarity, fineness, I sank to the indecorum of a frankly human grin.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • The indecorum of compliance stared me in the face at the time.

    Jane Talbot Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for indecorum


indecorous behaviour or speech; unseemliness
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