Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being indecorous; violation of propriety or good manners.
- n. The quality of being indecorous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being indecorous; lack of decorum.
- n. a lack of decorum
- indecorous + -ness (Wiktionary)
“But suddenly Toni became aware of the indecorousness of her conduct.”
“It was a thorough search, and a piece of indecorousness which she excused on the ground of being afraid the Prince's executors might find a will which made her the sole heir, to the exclusion of the Duc d'Aumale.”
“From these clauses it appears that, in principle, choirs composed of men and women are not inadmissible; however, the desirability of banishing every possible occasion of indecorousness from the church renders it preferable to employ boys, rather than women in choirs.”
“But then, I was in the motor-car: and though Robert, in a different and more sketchy costume, would have been a gallant Batavian warrior, there would be a certain indecorousness in permitting my fancy to make the necessary changes.”
“We do not arraign him solely for the occasional indecorousness of his conceptions, or the more offensive tone of some of his colloquies, attempted to be palliated by the flimsy plea, that they are, appropriate in the mouths that utter them.”
“Consequently, attention was centred in the belligerent warriors, and, by some odd mistake, when a peace-loving member of the assemblage, realizing the indecorousness of the incident, cried out, "Put him out! put him out!" the attendants rushed in, and, taking poor”
“For her not to be so, would, by its indecorousness, offend the angels (Mt 18: 10, 31).”
“Only the blinding effect of custom, indeed, could ever have shut good women's eyes to the shameful indecorousness of wedding ceremonial.”
“As he was about to put them on he appeared suddenly struck with a sense of indecorousness in dressing himself in the school, and taking them on his arm to the porch resumed them outside.”
“I have seen none of that greediness and indecorousness on which travellers have laid so much emphasis.”
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