View definitions for decorous
adjective as in appropriate, suitable
Not for Rodriguez the decorous, red-carpet likes of Gwynnie, Sandra Bullock, or Tom Cruise, but “hot criminal” Jeremy Meeks.
In more decorous terms, Manchin and Huntsman came to much the same conclusion.
A decorous group of nine panelists presented their positions one at a time, following distinctly un-Israeli rules of etiquette.
I never knew him to take his time, squander words to be merely decorous.
As president, Obama must be more decorous, of course, than merely mocking the man.
He remembered how decorous and dignified was the Mogul court when Britain paid honor to an ancient dynasty.
His visions of a merry riot were all fled, and he was listening with the eagerness of a decorous Sunday-school child.
Half of the people had taken their seats when he began; there was a hasty scramble, and a decorous, half-checked smile.
The past has come down to us cloaked and shrouded, and attended by its decorous retinue of mutes and bearers.
Let us turn into the British Museum and see sensible, decorous Boxing-day there.
On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decorous, such as: civilized, polite, sedate, staid, au fait, and becoming.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.