Decorum meaning

dĭ-kôr'əm
Decorum is defined as appropriate, polite behavior in society.

An example of decorum is to show good table manners.

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(countable) A convention of social behavior.
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The conventions or requirements of polite behavior.

The formalities and decorums of a military funeral.

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Propriety and good taste in behavior, dress, etc.
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An act or requirement of polite behavior.
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(uncountable) Appropriate social behavior; propriety.
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Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety.
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The appropriateness of an element of an artistic or literary work, such as style or tone, to its particular circumstance or to the composition as a whole.
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Origin of decorum

  • Latin decōrum from decōrus becoming, handsome decorous
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin decōrus (“proper, decent”).
    From Wiktionary