decorous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “decorous” in the English Dictionary

"decorous" in British English

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uk   /ˈdek.ə.rəs/  us   /-ɚ.əs/ formal
behavingpolitely and in a ​controlled way: His ​manner, as ​ever, was decorous.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of decorous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decorous”
in Spanish decoroso…
in Vietnamese đứng đắn…
in Malaysian sopan…
in Thai เหมาะสม…
in French digne…
in German anständig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 举止文明的,彬彬有礼的, 端庄的…
in Indonesian sopan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舉止文明的,彬彬有禮的, 端莊的…
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