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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lack of propriety or good taste; impropriety.
  • noun An instance of indecorous behavior or action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lack of decorum; impropriety of behavior; violation of the accepted rules of conduct.
  • noun An indecorous or unbecoming act; a breach of decorum.
  • noun Synonyms Indecorum, Indelicacy, Indecency. An indecorum violates a rule or rules of civility or order: as, it is an indecorum to interrupt a speaker in debate; an indelicacy and an indecency are a low and a high degree of violation of the rules of modesty: as, there would be a manifest indelicacy, not to say indecency, in his putting himself forward for a public office; indelicacies or indecencies in speech or action. Indecency is used rather freely for anything shameful in conduct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lack of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior or manners which violates the established rules of civility, custom, or etiquette; indecorousness.
  • noun An indecorous or unbecoming action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Indecorous behavior, or the state of being indecorous

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lack of decorum
  • noun an act of undue intimacy

Etymologies

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From Latin indecōrum, neuter substantive of indecōrus.

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