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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Characterized by proper behavior and good taste; suitable for the occasion or circumstance.

Usage examples (36)
  • Library patrons are asked to behave in a decorous manner by whispering and being respectful to those around them.
  • The tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme
  • Our definition of "decorous" is rather stodgy and inhibited compared to much of the rest of the civilized world.
  • You have yet to hear the 'decorous' and thrilling part of my tale. for more
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