Synonyms for decorous
- au fait
- comme il faut
- de rigueur
Antonyms for decorous
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECOROUS
Thus our conversation ran--decorous and harmless enough, in all conscience.
Imagine “swell up” from Sandford, the repressed and decorous!
Thorpe accepted in good part the intimation that silence was after all most decorous.
Nothing could be more perfectly proper and decorous than this dance.
There are no drunken men there, nothing but what is pleasant and decorous.
It's not decent, it's not decorous to laugh at any incident in the lives of holy men.
Looked at in that light it appears a sweet and decorous meal.
That is why our talk about them should be as decorous as their silence.
Looked at in that light, it appears a sweet and decorous meal.
You have yet to hear the 'decorous' and thrilling part of my tale.
1660s, from Latin decorus "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," from decus (genitive decoris) "ornament" (see decorate). Related: Decorously; decorousness.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECOROUS
- in established usage