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Meaning of INDECORUM

Pronunciation:  `indi'kowrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an act of undue intimacy
  2. [n]  a lack of decorum
 

INDECORUM is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: familiarity, impropriety, indecorousness, liberty
 
 Antonyms: decorousness, decorum
 
 See Also: improperness, impropriety, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed, unbecomingness, unseemliness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`de*co"rum\, n. [Pref. in- not + decorum: cf. L.
indecorous unbecoming.]
1. Want of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior
   or manners which violates the established rules of
   civility, custom, or etiquette; indecorousness.

2. An indecorous or becoming action. --Young.

Syn: Indecorum is sometimes synonymous with indecency; but
     indecency, more frequently than indecorum, is applied to
     words or actions which refer to what nature and
     propriety require to be concealed or suppressed.
     Indecency is the stronger word; indecorum refers to any
     transgression of etiquette or civility, especially in
     public.

 
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