in·​de·​co·​rum ˌin-di-ˈkȯr-əm How to pronounce indecorum (audio)
: something that is indecorous
: lack of decorum : impropriety

Examples of indecorum in a Sentence

the thoughtless indecorum of wearing a floor-length white dress as a guest at a wedding

Word History


Latin, neuter of indecorus

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of indecorum was in 1575

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Cite this Entry

“Indecorum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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