Definition of decorum
- strict in her notions of decorum
- —Jane Austen
- the organization's decorum has rarely been shaken
- —W. F. Longgood
- the established sobrieties and decorums of English life
- —H. G. Wells
He has no sense of decorum.
high standards of decorum are usually required when attending the opera
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: correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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