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indecorous

[ in-dek-er-uhs, in-di-kawr-uhs, -kohr- ]
/ ɪnˈdɛk ər əs, ˌɪn dɪˈkɔr əs, -ˈkoʊr- /
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adjective
not decorous; violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly.
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Origin of indecorous

From the Latin word indecōrus, dating back to 1670–80. See in-3, decorous

OTHER WORDS FROM indecorous

in·dec·o·rous·ly, adverbin·dec·o·rous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indecorous

indecorous
/ (ɪnˈdɛkərəs) /

adjective
improper or ungraceful; unseemly

Derived forms of indecorous

indecorously, adverbindecorousness, noun
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