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synonyms for decorousness

  • civility
  • decorum
  • dignity
  • modesty
  • properness
  • propriety
  • respectability
  • decentness
  • respectableness

antonyms for decorousness

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  • bad manners
  • rudeness
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How to use decorousness in a sentence

That decorousness, that brightness, melted off what lay behind, as frosty dew melts off grass.
THE DARK FLOWERJOHN GALSWORTHY
One learned, one merely obscene; one a pattern of decorousness, the other a self-polluter.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 3 (OF 6)HAVELOCK ELLIS
As soon as their keels touched the strand, they poured out, a few in uncouth antics, but the bulk of them in solemn decorousness.
A SUMMER'S OUTINGCARTER H. HARRISON
But in many of the better class houses merriment and gayety went on while the outside decorousness was observed.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD DETROITAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
Cyrus was talking to Mr. McFarland with a certain self-conscious decorousness.
FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
Which do you think should pay greatest attention to the decorousness of his appearance in the delivery of a speech?
THE APOLOGIA AND FLORIDA OF APULEIUS OF MADAURALUCIUS APULEIUS
Ever since the engagement Mr. Shanner had been all decorousness and deference.
AN ENGAGEMENT OF CONVENIENCELOUIS ZANGWILL
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WORDS RELATED TO DECOROUSNESS

  • decency
  • decentness
  • decorousness
  • decorum
  • grace
  • propriety
  • respectability
  • respectableness
  • seemliness
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