: literary and dramatic propriety : fitness
: propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance
plural : the conventions of polite behavior
Examples of DECORUM
- He has no sense of decorum.
- <high standards of decorum are usually required when attending the opera>
Origin of DECORUM
Latin, from neuter of decorus
First Known Use: 1568
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up decorum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).