indecorous

[in-dek-er-uhs, in-di-kawr-uhs, -kohr-]

adjective

not decorous; violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly.

Nearby words

  1. indecision,
  2. indecisive,
  3. indecl.,
  4. indeclinable,
  5. indecomposable,
  6. indecorum,
  7. indeed,
  8. indef.,
  9. indefatigability,
  10. indefatigable

Origin of indecorous

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

Related formsin·dec·o·rous·ly, adverbin·dec·o·rous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for indecorous

indecorous

adjective

improper or ungraceful; unseemly
Derived Formsindecorously, adverbindecorousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for indecorous

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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