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Synonyms for decorous
ˈdɛk ər əsdeco·rous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decorous

    That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.

    Synonyms:
    becoming, befitting, beseeming, comely, congruous, decent, fit, fitting, graceful, meet, neat, proper, seemly, suitable, worthy

    Antonyms:
    awkward, ill-becoming, ill-fitting, improper, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable

    Preposition:
    The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decorousadjective

    characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

    "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"

    Synonyms:
    seemly, comely, comme il faut, becoming, decent

    Antonyms:
    indelicate, improper, indecorous

  2. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemlyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    comme il faut, fair, bonnie, adequate, becoming, comely, bonny, enough, nice, sightly, seemly, decent

    Antonyms:
    indelicate, improper, indecorous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decorousadjective

    Synonyms:
    decent, becoming, suitable, proper, befitting, seemly, comely, fit, decent

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Translations for decorous

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  • пристоен, благоприличенBulgarian
  • decoroSpanish
  • beasaghManx
  • պատշաճArmenian
  • decorumLatin
  • keurig, welvoeglijk, net, goedDutch
  • приличный, порядочный, пристойный, благопристойныйRussian

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