indecorum

noun
in·​de·​co·​rum | \ ˌin-di-ˈkȯr-əm How to pronounce indecorum (audio) \

Definition of indecorum

1 : something that is indecorous
2 : 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

First Known Use of indecorum

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for indecorum

Latin, neuter of indecorus

Learn More About indecorum

Time Traveler for indecorum

Time Traveler

The first known use of indecorum was in 1575

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near indecorum

indecorous

indecorum

indeed

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for indecorum

Cite this Entry

“Indecorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indecorum. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!