noun Etymology: Latin, neuter of indecorus Date: 1575 1. something that is indecorous 2. lack of decorum ; impropriety

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  • Indecorum — In de*co rum, n. [Pref. in not + decorum: cf. L. indecorous unbecoming.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lack of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior or manners which violates the established rules of civility, custom, or etiquette;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indecorum — index bad repute, disrespect, impropriety, obscenity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • indecorum — [in΄di kō′rəm, in΄dikôr′əm] n. [L, neut. of indecorus] 1. lack of decorum; lack of propriety, good taste, etc. 2. indecorous conduct, speech, etc …   English World dictionary

  • indecorum — n. 1. Indecorousness, indecency, impropriety, grossness, rudeness, incivility, impoliteness, violation of propriety, ill breeding, ill manners, want of decorum, impropriety of behavior. 2. Act of indecorum, breach of decorum, breach of propriety …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • indecorum — /in di kawr euhm, kohr /, n. 1. indecorous behavior or character. 2. something indecorous. [1565 75; < L, n. use of neut. of indecorus INDECOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • indecorum — noun Indecorous behavior, or the state of being indecorous …   Wiktionary

  • indecorum — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, aberrance, aberrancy, abnormality, bad taste, blooper, boner, boo boo, bourgeois taste, break, camp, campiness, criminality, delinquency, deviance, deviancy, faux pas, gaffe, high camp, illegality,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • indecorum — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. impropriety, indiscretion, vulgarity; see indecency 2 , rudeness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An improper act or statement: impropriety, indecency, indelicacy. See USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • indecorum — in·de·co·rum || ‚ɪndɪ kɔːrÉ™m n. want of manners, impoliteness, inappropriateness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indecorum — [ˌɪndɪ kɔ:rəm] noun failure to conform to good taste, propriety, or etiquette …   English new terms dictionary

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