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[in-di-kawr-uh m, -kohr-] /ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-/
indecorous behavior or character.
something indecorous.
Origin of indecorum
1565-75; < Latin, noun use of neuter of indecōrus indecorous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She felt the indecorum of the posture he had condescended to take, and was shocked.

    A Simple Story Mrs. Inchbald
  • In her judgment a laugh was indecorum, and smelling a rose was indulgence of the flesh.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
  • Throughout the evening, of course, there was a total absence of indecorum.

    Across America James F. Rusling
  • In the street there is no gleam of sheep's-eying or any manner of indecorum.

    Familiar Spanish Travels W. D. Howells
  • Because, says Michelet, English girls and German think so much of an indecorum.

  • There is no indecorum in the proposal's coming from the parent of either side.

  • "The indecorum, Miss Cartwright, has been already committed," said Rosalind.

    The Vicar of Wrexhill Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  • This will be done decently and in good order—our training will admit of no indecorum.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
  • The indecorum of compliance stared me in the face at the time.

    Jane Talbot Charles Brockden Brown
  • It must be remembered that Isaaco was writing a government report and careful to suppress all signs of indecorum.

British Dictionary definitions for indecorum


indecorous behaviour or speech; unseemliness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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