Definition of decorum
2 : propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance strict in her notions of decorum — Jane Austen
3 : orderliness the organization's decorum has rarely been shaken — W. F. Longgood
4 decorums plural : the conventions of polite behavior the established sobrieties and decorums of English life — H. G. Wells
Examples of decorum in a sentence
He has no sense of decorum.
high standards of decorum are usually required when attending the opera
Origin and Etymology of decorum
Latin, from neuter of decorus —see decorous
First Known Use: 1568
DECORUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decorum for English Language Learners
: correct or proper behavior that shows respect and good manners
DECORUM Defined for Kids
Definition of decorum for Students
: proper behavior Grandpa insisted on decorum during the ceremony.
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