What does decorous mean?

Definitions for decorous
ˈdɛk ər əsdeco·rous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorous(adj)

    characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

    "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"

  2. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly(adj)

    according with custom or propriety

    "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"


  1. decorous(Adjective)

    Marked by proper behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decorous(adj)

    suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge

    Etymology: [L. decrus, fr. decor comeliness, beauty; akin to decere. See Decent, and cf. Decorum.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decorous

    de-kō′rus, or dek′o-rus, adj. becoming: suitable: proper: decent.—adv. Decō′rously.—ns. Decō′rousness; Decō′rum, that which is becoming in outward appearance: propriety of conduct: decency. [L. decorus, becoming.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • пристоен, благоприличенBulgarian
  • decoroSpanish
  • beasaghManx
  • պատշաճArmenian
  • decorumLatin
  • keurig, welvoeglijk, net, goedDutch
  • приличный, порядочный, пристойный, благопристойныйRussian

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