Indecorous

  • 1indecorous — indecorous, improper, unseemly, indecent, unbecoming, indelicate are comparable when meaning not in conformity with the accepted standard of what is right or fitting or is regarded as good form. The first four words are in general the diametrical …

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  • 2Indecorous — In de*co rous (?; 277), a. [L. indecorous. See {In } not, and {Decorous}.] Not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place; as, indecorous conduct. [1913 Webster] It was useless and …

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  • 3indecorous — index blatant (obtrusive), brazen, disorderly, disreputable, improper, inappropriate, inelegant, inept …

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  • 4indecorous — (adj.) 1670s, from L. indecorus unbecoming, unseemly, unsightly, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + decorus becoming, fitting, seemly, proper (see DECOROUS (Cf. decorous)). Related: Indecorously; indecorousness …

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  • 5indecorous — [in dek′ə rəs] adj. [L indecorus] not decorous; lacking decorum, propriety, good taste, etc.; unseemly SYN. IMPROPER indecorously adv. indecorousness n …

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  • 6indecorous — adjective Etymology: Latin indecorus, from in + decorus decorous Date: 1668 not decorous ; conflicting with accepted standards of good conduct or good taste • indecorously adverb • indecorousness noun Synonyms: indecorous, improper, unseeml …

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  • 7indecorous — in|dec|o|rous [ ın dekərəs ] adjective FORMAL rude or showing bad taste: Exhausted, she plopped on the couch in an indecorous sprawl. ╾ in|dec|o|rous|ly adverb …

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  • 8indecorous — adjective they swaggered in sporting wild hair and the most indecorous attire Syn: improper, unseemly, unbecoming, undignified, immodest, indelicate, indecent, unladylike, ungentlemanly; inappropriate, incorrect, unsuitable, undesirable,… …

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  • 9indecorous — indecorously, adv. indecorousness, n. /in dek euhr euhs, in di kawr euhs, kohr /, adj. not decorous; violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly. [1670 80; < L indecorus. See IN 3, DECOROUS] Syn. indecent, improper …

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  • 10indecorous — adjective improper, immodest or indecent …

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  • 11indecorous — Synonyms and related words: Doric, aberrant, abnormal, abominable, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, cacophonous, chintzy, clumsy, coarse, criminal, crude, delinquent, deviant, discourteous, disgraceful, doggerel, dysphemistic, evil, graceless,&#8230; …

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  • 12indecorous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unseemly. See discourtesy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. coarse, vulgar, uncouth, improper; see improper 1 , rude 1 , 2 . See Synonym Study at improper . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not in&#8230; …

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  • 13indecorous — in·dec·o·rous || ɪn dekÉ™rÉ™s adj. impolite, improper, not appropriate …

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  • 14indecorous — adjective not in keeping with good taste and propriety; improper. Derivatives indecorously adverb indecorousness noun …

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  • 15indecorous — a. Unbecoming, improper, unseemly, gross, rude, coarse, indecent, uncivil, impolite …

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  • 16indecorous — adjective formal behaving in a way that is not polite or socially acceptable indecorously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17indecorous — adj 1. unbecoming, unseemly, improper; unmannerly, uncivil, impolite, unladylike, ungentlemanly; ungenteel, ill bred, ill mannered, unrefined, uncultured, uncultivated; uncourtly, unchival rous, ungallant, rude, uncivil; undignified, unpolished,&#8230; …

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  • 18indecorous — in·de·co·rous …

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  • 19indecorous — UK [ɪnˈdekərəs] / US adjective formal rude, or showing bad taste …

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  • 20indecorous — in•dec•o•rous [[t]ɪnˈdɛk ər əs, ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əs, ˈkoʊr [/t]] adj. not decorous; unseemly; unbecoming • Etymology: 1670–80; &LT; L in•dec′o•rous•ly, adv. in•dec′o•rous•ness, n …

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