Definition of indecorous in English:

indecorous

Line breaks: in|dec¦or|ous
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɛk(ə)rəs
 
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adjective

Not in keeping with good taste and propriety; improper: a pub crawl with sundry indecorous adventures
More example sentences
  • ‘By venting such indecorous spleen, some might consider that I am indulging in the ‘politics of envy’, as it is called.
  • First, an indecorous alphabet, which I have no idea about, other than it features descriptions of words that don't normally get written about (spicy chicken pasta, raisins, lard, creme egg).
  • But some of the writers the regime is now grooming to take power look a lot like insurgents themselves: indecorous, sometimes indecent, not snobby about pop culture.
Synonyms
improper, unseemly, unbecoming, undignified, immodest, indecent, indelicate, indiscreet, immoral, shameless, loose, wanton, unvirtuous; inappropriate, incorrect, wrong, unsuitable, inapt, inapposite, undesirable, unfitting, out of keeping, unacceptable, impolite, discourteous, in bad taste, ill-bred, ill-mannered, beyond the pale

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin indecorus (from in- 'not' + decorus 'seemly') + -ous.

Derivatives

indecorously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Then just as Britain should have been sombrely mourning the far-reaching effect this would have on its Easter telly, another dowager shocked the nation by behaving indecorously.
  • Strolling toward a table in the corner, she turned slowly, swirling her skirts around her, and plopped indecorously into a chair.
  • There would have been some terrible dog named Tuba roaming about indecorously urinating on the grass and wearing a bandanna.

indecorousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Overall these features create a sense of the indecorousness of worldly self-assertion, or perhaps, more grandly, of the potential blasphemy of human undertaking as a whole.
  • Yet the charges of indecorousness leveled at these women poets repeat a fixed set of abstract grievances.
  • A certain bellicosity and indecorousness characterize the operations of the office.

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