HyperDic: decorous

English > 2 senses of the word decorous:
ADJECTIVEalldecorouscharacterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
alldecorous, becoming, comely, comme il faut, seemlyaccording with custom or propriety
decorous > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'kerahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > decorous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct.
Example"the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
Narrowerin good tastesatisfying generally accepted social or esthetic standards
sedate, staidCharacterized by dignity and propriety
See alsodecentconforming to conventions of sexual behavior
propermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Oppositeindecorous, indelicatelacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
Spanishdecoroso
Nounsdecorum, decorousnesspropriety in manners and conduct
English > decorous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningaccording with custom or propriety.
Synonymsbecoming, comely, comme il faut, seemly
Broaderpropermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Spanishdecente, decoroso
Catalandecent
Nounsdecorum, decorousnesspropriety in manners and conduct
Adverbsdecorouslyin a proper and decorous manner

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