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Meaning of INDECORUM

Pronunciation:  `indi'kowrum

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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