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indecorum

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noun in·de·co·rum \ˌin-di-ˈkȯr-əm\

Definition of indecorum

  1. 1 :  something that is indecorous

  2. 2 :  lack of decorum :  impropriety



Examples of indecorum in a sentence

  1. <the thoughtless indecorum of wearing a floor-length white dress as a guest at a wedding>



Origin and Etymology of indecorum

Latin, neuter of indecorus


First Known Use: 1575


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