- decoration day,
- decorative art,
- decorative arts,
Origin of decorous
Examples from the Web for decorous
Not for Rodriguez the decorous, red-carpet likes of Gwynnie, Sandra Bullock, or Tom Cruise, but “hot criminal” Jeremy Meeks.Meet the PR Guru for the ‘Hot Convict,’ the Octomom, and Every Other D-List Trainwreck|Erin Cunningham|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A decorous group of nine panelists presented their positions one at a time, following distinctly un-Israeli rules of etiquette.
A decorous procession was headed by the piebald pony of the shrine.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
Of course during the years when I was most busy at serious work I could do no hunting, and even my riding was of a decorous kind.Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
It is useless, and it certainly is not decorous, to contend against that opinion now.The Battle of The Press|Theophila Carlile Campbell
For the decorous details of this delirium I need only add that, if you want them, you know where to go to find them.
Corneille and Racine, with their decorous emotion, are alien to him; the subtleties of Molire are barely comprehensible.Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig
Word Origin for decorous
1660s, from Latin decorus "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," from decus (genitive decoris) "ornament" (see decorate). Related: Decorously; decorousness.