Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Proper; becoming; suitable.

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Usage examples "decorous":

  1. He knew, when the moment was past that his parents had perceived that Susannah needed more decorous training. - "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.
  2. Only, Mr. Mudge doubtfully wondered, after the husband had entered, and when the great scene took place, would the decorous accent of the comedy be maintained? - "The Truants", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.
  3. Provided only they are decent, decorous, and neat, it is enough. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.