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indecorous

[in-dek-er-uh s, in-di-kawr-uh s, -kohr-] /ɪnˈdɛk ər əs, ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əs, -ˈkoʊr-/
adjective
1.
not decorous; violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly.
Origin of indecorous
1670-1680
From the Latin word indecōrus, dating back to 1670-80. See in-3, decorous
Related forms
indecorously, adverb
indecorousness, noun
Synonyms
indecent, improper, inappropriate.
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indecorous

/ɪnˈdɛkərəs/
adjective
1.
improper or ungraceful; unseemly
Derived Forms
indecorously, adverb
indecorousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for indecorous
adj.

1670s, from Latin indecorus "unbecoming, unseemly, unsightly," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + decorus "becoming, fitting, seemly, proper" (see decorous). Related: Indecorously; indecorousness.

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