Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: decorous
IPA transcription: [d'ɛkɚəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: decorous
    Meaning: characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
  • Synonyms: becoming, comely, comme_il_faut, decent, decorous, seemly
    Meaning: according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
Usage examples
  • A long flight of steps, with iron railing at the side, led down from the front door, upon which a silver plate had for generations in decorous flourishes announced the name of Terry.
  • The thing had become a fashion with a certain Bohemian-spirited class; they added cabin to cabin, and these little improvised homes, gaily painted and with broad verandas and supplementary leantos added to their accommodation, made the brightest contrast conceivable to the dull rigidities of the decorous resorts.