Definition Of decorous


in keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained.

dancing with decorous space between partners

Example Of decorous

  • After all, she'd essentially refused to look him in the eye earlier, deciding to be proper and decorous instead of curious.

  • Agatha, Apted's next film, is a much more decorous and gentle crime film, a fictionalised version of the disappearance of mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1926.

  • As she was singing - in a very decorous , quiet manner, in keeping with the Puritan distrust of the secular arts - her mother opened their back door.

  • ‘It looks like a cowpat,’ said the decorous Englishman who ordered it, ‘but it tastes good.’

  • Consequently, women are expected to be decorous , modest, and discreet.

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