Definition of 'decorous'
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How could one so pure have stooped from her decorous and noble manner of bearing! North and South (1855)It was a decorous affair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But apart from a sudden stampede to the front of the stage just before the end, the proceedings remained more or less decorous. Times, Sunday Times (2011)While a British queue might appear a polite and decorous affair, the study suggests that it is in fact viciously judgmental. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no decorous way to put this, but dogs run, bark and fetch sticks just as they used to and are called by their owners. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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