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decorous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of decorous

  1. 1 following the established traditions of refined society and good taste we were asked to be on our most decorous behavior at the formal event Synonyms of decorous befitting, correct, decent, proper, de rigueur, genteel, nice, polite, respectable, seemlyWords Related to decorous acceptable, adequate, satisfactory, tolerable; dress, dressy, formal; dignified, elegant, gracious; priggish, prim, stiff, stuffy; apt, material, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, kosher, permittedNear Antonyms of decorous intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; casual, grungy, informal; seedy, shabby, tacky; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungracefulAntonyms of decorous improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, unbecoming, ungenteel, unseemly

  2. 2 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details the oppressively decorous standards of a royal court Synonyms of decorous correct, ceremonious, formal, nice, proper, punctilious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, stiltedWords Related to decorous sober, solemn, stately; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; genteel, polished, refined; civil, courteous, polite, red-carpetNear Antonyms of decorous improper, indecorous, unmannerly; discourteous, impolite, rudeAntonyms of decorous casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, unceremonious

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