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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct;
- Example: "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"

2. according with custom or propriety;
- Example: "her becoming modesty"
- Example: "comely behavior"
- Example: "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"
- Example: "a decent burial"
- Example: "seemly behavior"
[syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Decorous \Dec"or*ous\ (d[e^]k"[-o]r*[u^]s or d[-e]*k[=o]"r[u^]s; 277), a. [L. dec[=o]rus, fr. decor comeliness, beauty; akin to decere. See Decent, and cf. Decorum.] Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge. [1913 Webster] A decorous pretext the war. --Motley. -- De*co"rous*ly, adv. -- De*co"rous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

decorous adj 1: characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme" [ant: indecorous, indelicate] 2: according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "decorous": Christian, accepted, according to Hoyle, acknowledged, admitted, appropriate, approved, au fait, becoming, befitting, being done, ceremonial, ceremonious, civil, civilized, comely, comme il faut, condign, conformable, conforming, conventional, correct, customary, de rigueur, decent, delicate, demure, dignified, done, due, earnest, elegant, felicitous, fit, fitting, formal, frowning, genteel, gentlemanly, good, grave, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, happy, hieratic, kosher, ladylike, liturgic, long-faced, mannerly, meet, modest, nice, normal, normative, orthodox, polished, polite, pompous, prim, proper, punctilious, received, recognized, refined, respectable, right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, rigid, ritual, ritualistic, sacerdotal, seasonable, sedate, seemly, serious, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solemn, somber, staid, stately, stiff, stone-faced, straight-faced, stuffy, suitable, thoughtful, traditional, unsmiling, urbane, weighty, well-behaved, well-mannered