He has no sense of decorum.
high standards of decorum are usually required when attending the opera
Recent Examples on the WebThe contrast between Northern Ireland’s parliamentary decorum and the violence engulfing Gaza 2,500 miles away could not have been more striking.—Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2024 The display of temper caused courtroom onlookers to stare in disbelief at the former president’s breach of decorum.—Kate Christobek, New York Times, 27 Jan. 2024 May God bless us with four more years of Joe Biden’s leadership, his decency and his decorum.—Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 16 Jan. 2024 The color is exceptionally romantic, and the fit is perfect — note that neckline — but those wrinkles break the sense of heady decorum.—Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2024 Some may say that there is wisdom, and decorum, in leaving it at that.—Giles Harvey, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2023 The episodes depicted struggles with fictitious benevolence, inspecting the rules of decorum which insist that, say, a funeral can never be funny, even when the deceased was crushed by an elephant while dressed as a peanut.—Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 The agreement also outlines decorum for Berry and Martinez.—Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 Still, there were certain points of order and decorum on which Adm. Toole would not budge.—Harrison Smith, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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