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decorum

[ dih-kawr-uhm, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF decorum

Synonyms for decorum

  • civility
  • correctness
  • decency
  • demeanor
  • dignity
  • gentility
  • orderliness
  • politeness
  • propriety
  • respectability
  • breeding
  • conduct
  • convention
  • correctitude
  • courtliness
  • deportment
  • etiquette
  • form
  • formality
  • gravity
  • habits
  • order
  • politesse
  • properness
  • protocol
  • punctilio
  • seemliness
  • tact
  • usage
  • convenance
  • good grace
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Antonyms for decorum

  • immorality
  • impropriety
  • rudeness
  • unsuitableness
  • wrong
  • bad manners
  • disorganization
  • bad behavior
  • impoliteness
  • indecency
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECORUM

Lady Sarah Lidhurst was precisely as sorry as decorum required.

This evening some decorum was observed, there wasn't too much gorging.

Such a breach of delicacy and decorum never did I witness before.

His victory made him uneasy, yet he saw no way of abandoning it with decorum.

It was then that he lost the decorum and restraint a man keeps up for his own sake.

It was done neatly, with great decency and decorum, and with little noise.

Cassy was as indifferent to other people's conceptions of decorum as he was himself.

Since you have a taste for the conventional and decorum you shall have them.

But he could not transfer to his pictures a decorum and a common sense that had no place in his mind.

He had at any rate done his fortune-hunting, if fortune-hunting it were, with decorum.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin decorum "that which is seemly," noun use of neuter of adjective decorus "fit, proper," from decor (see decor).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DECORUM

behavior

nounmanner of conducting oneself

ceremoniousness

nounceremony
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