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decorousness


  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]: 
 
  decorousness 
  n  :  propriety  in  manners  and  conduct  [syn:  {decorum}]  [ant:  {indecorum}, 
  {indecorum}] 




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