Decorous definition

dĕkər-əs, dĭ-kôrəs
Characterized by or showing decorum, propriety, good taste, etc.
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The definition of decorous is something done properly and with good taste.

An example of something decorous is an official luncheon for a diplomat during which the correct foods and table settings are presented.

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Characterized by or exhibiting decorum; proper.

Decorous behavior.

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Origin of decorous

  • From Latin decōrus becoming, handsome from decor seemliness, beauty dek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition