un decorous

decorous

[dek-er-uhs, dih-kawr-uhs, -kohr-]
adjective
characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin decōrus seemly, becoming, derivative of decus; see decorate, -ous

decorously, adverb
decorousness, noun
nondecorous, adjective
nondecorously, adverb
nondecorousness, noun
undecorous, adjective
undecorously, adverb
undecorousness, noun


proper, becoming.


undignified.
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decorous (ˈdɛkərəs)
 
adj
characterized by propriety in manners, conduct, etc
 
[C17: from Latin decōrus, from decor elegance]
 
'decorously
 
adv
 
'decorousness
 
n

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decorous
1660s, from L. decorus "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," from decorare (see decorate). Related: decorously (1809).
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