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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decorous  \De*co"rous\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  dec[=o]rus,  fr  decor 
  comeliness,  beauty;  akin  to  decere.  See  {Decent},  and  cf 
  {Decorum}.] 
  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. 
 
  A  decorous  pretext  the  war.  --Motley. 
  --  {De*co"rous*ly},  adv  --  {De*co"rous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decorous 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  propriety  and  dignity  and  good  taste  in 
  manners  and  conduct;  "the  tete-a-tete  was  decorous  in 
  the  extreme"  [ant:  {indecorous}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {becoming},  {comely},  {comme 
  il  faut},  {decent},  {seemly}] 




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