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Definitions for indecorous
ɪnˈdɛk ər əs, ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əs, -ˈkoʊr-in·deco·rous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indecorous, indelicateadjective

    lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct

    "indecorous behavior"

  2. indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untowardadjective

    not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

    "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"


  1. indecorousadjective

    improper, immodest or indecent

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Indecorousadjective

    Indecent; unbecoming.

    Etymology: indecorus, Latin.

    What can be more indecorous than for a creature to violate the commands, and trample upon the authority of that awful excellence to whom he owes his life? John Norris.


  1. indecorous

    Decorum (from the Latin: "right, proper") was a principle of classical rhetoric, poetry and theatrical theory concerning the fitness or otherwise of a style to a theatrical subject. The concept of decorum is also applied to prescribed limits of appropriate social behavior within set situations.


  1. indecorous

    Indecorous refers to something that is not in good taste or not conforming to accepted standards of behavior or propriety; unseemly or inappropriate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indecorousadjective

    not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place; as, indecorous conduct

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indecorous

    in-de-kō′rus (sometimes in-dek′ō-rus), adj. not becoming; violating good manners.—adv. Indecō′rously.—ns. Indecō′rousness, Indecō′rum, want of propriety of conduct: a breach of decorum.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indecorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indecorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of indecorous in a Sentence

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.

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