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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Propriety in manners and conduct.

Usage examples (24)
  • Here's the point -- I think the middle-brow decorousness of Times editors gets in the way of cultural truths.
  • The Democratic leadership and the liberal intelligentsia seemed pathetic and exhausted, wedded to musty ideals of bipartisanship and decorousness.
  • But I think decorousness plays at least a small role in the usefulness of blog reviews, particularly when it comes to using quotes that go on the front and back covers...
  • I'm a little late to the party, but here is an absurd decorousness in the denunciations -- from the Obama and McCain campaigns and across the liberal blogosphere -- of... for more
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