decorum definition

  • noun:
    • Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety: "In the Ireland of the 1940's ... the stolidity of a long, empty, grave face was thought to be the height of decorum and profundity” ( John McGahern).
    • The conventions or demands of polite behavior: the formalities and decorums of a military funeral.
    • The appropriateness of an element of an artistic or literary work, eg style or tone, to its specific circumstance or even to the composition in general.
    • Appropriate social behavior; propriety
    • A convention of social behavior
    • Propriety of way or conduct; sophistication arising from suitableness of message and behavior to a single's very own character, or even to the area and event; decency of conduct; seemliness; whatever is seemly or ideal.
    • Propriety of message, behavior, or dress; formal politeness; orderliness; seemliness; decency.
    • overall, fitness, suitableness, or propriety of something, with regards to event, function, or usage.
    • propriety in ways and conduct

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