[in-di-kawr-uh m, -kohr-]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for indecorum

Historical Examples of indecorum

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Because, says Michelet, English girls and German think so much of an indecorum.

British Dictionary definitions for indecorum



indecorous behaviour or speech; unseemliness
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