from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking propriety or good taste. See Synonyms at improper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. improper, immodest or indecent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not decorous; violating good manners; contrary to good breeding or etiquette; unbecoming; improper; out of place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not decorous; violating propriety or the accepted rules of conduct; unseemly.
- Synonyms Unbecoming, unseemly, improper, rude, unmannerly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
- adj. lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
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To exist in a modern world, we must often ignore its indecorous parts: the rivers of waste we produce, the intersexual fish we create.
His affability and courteousness in several candidate debates made their gentlest criticism of him look unreasonable and indecorous.
In American fiction, at least, the opposition between the hulking, indecorous novel and the delicate short story just doesn't very cogently apply.
Is doing it on the national stage less indecorous?
Their poetry is garish, troublingly content-free, indecorous, and emotionless.
The kids are all resourceful and responsible and pitch in financially when needed, while dad is an incontinent, inveterate, indecorous inebriate.
This may sound familiar; I discussed a similar (if reversed) argument a few months ago that using that in a relative clause that refers to a person is somehow de-humanizing and surely at least highly indecorous, if not outright illiterate.
They are a tonic in these indecorous times: "He is not the flower of courtesy" "Romeo and Juliet".
One must maintain a sense of decorum in this indecorous times.
If the builders wish to have a crypt, let them design a crypt; if they wish to have a social hall, let them have a social hall, but the mixture of these together, with a theater and toilets thrown in seems oddly indecorous, especially when cloaked in a centralized typology and profile that gives greater importance to the addition than it would appear to merit.
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