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Meaning of INDECOROUS

Pronunciation:  in'dekurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct; "indecorous behavior"
  2. [adj]  not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"
 

INDECOROUS is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: indelicate, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward
 
 Antonyms: decorous
 
 See Also: improper, indecent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`de*co"rous\ (?; 277), a. [L. indecorous. See
{In-} not, and {Decorous}.]
Not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good
breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place;
as, indecorous conduct.

      It was useless and indecorous to attempt anything more
      by mere struggle.                        --Burke.

Syn: Unbecoming; unseemly; unbefitting; rude; coarse;
     impolite; uncivil; ill-bred.

 
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