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decorum

noun de·co·rum \di-ˈkr-əm\

: correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

Full Definition of DECORUM

1
:  literary and dramatic propriety :  fitness
2
:  propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance
4
plural :  the conventions of polite behavior
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Examples of DECORUM

  1. He has no sense of decorum.
  2. <high standards of decorum are usually required when attending the opera>

Origin of DECORUM

Latin, from neuter of decorus
First Known Use: 1568

Rhymes with DECORUM

DECORUM Defined for Kids

decorum

noun de·co·rum \di-ˈkr-əm\

Definition of DECORUM for Kids

:  proper behavior <Grandpa insisted on decorum during the ceremony.>

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