Examples of indecorous in a Sentence
an indecorous joke for a solemn moment in the marriage ceremony
Recent Examples of indecorous from the Web
Following the invitation from AMOCA Director Beth Ann Gerstein, artists created functional objects reflecting the nation's present dysfunction and decorative pieces dealing with our indecorous realities.
Murray may have a few indecorous moments each match.
There was a time when it was considered indecorous for a candidate to look down at a watch during a debate or to sigh audibly while another candidate was speaking.
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Origin and Etymology of indecorous
First Known Use: 1668See Words from the same year
Synonymsamiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, inappropriate, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrong
Antonymsappropriate, becoming, befitting, correct, decorous, felicitous, fit, fitting, genteel, happy, meet, proper, right, seemly, suitable
Related Wordsinopportune, unfortunate, unseasonable, untimely; extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, irrelative, irrelevant; misbecoming, mismatched; incompatible, inconsistent, uncongenial; bad, naughty, sinful; blamable, blameworthy, censurable; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungraceful; unacceptable, unsatisfactory
Near Antonymsfortunate, opportune, seasonable, timely; applicable, apposite, apropos, apt, germane, material, pat, pointed, relative, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, permitted; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), kosher, licensed, sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, tolerable; commendable, creditable, exemplary; blameless, irreproachable; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious
Synonym Discussion of indecorous
- indecorous behavior
- improper use of campaign contributions
- remarried with unseemly haste
- conduct unbecoming to an officer
- indelicate expressions for bodily functions
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