Origin of decorous
Examples from the Web for decorously
Also, I adore the devastating footnotes, wherein he eviscerates (decorously) his wayward predecessor, Andrew Field.
Many women wept, only decorously, as he outlined their influence in a reformed village, a purified Principality.Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston
She had never felt it at the death of the imperious husband, to whom she had been, nevertheless, decorously attached.The Testing of Diana Mallory|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The motions were coming in helter-skelter from all quarters, instead of decorously from the front row as usual.Betty Wales Freshman|Edith K. Dunton
British Dictionary definitions for decorously
Word Origin for decorous
Word Origin and History for decorously
1660s, from Latin decorus "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," from decus (genitive decoris) "ornament" (see decorate). Related: Decorously; decorousness.