Meaning of “decorum” in the English Dictionary

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"decorum" in British English

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decorumnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈkɔː.rəm/ us /dɪˈkɔːr.əm/ formal

behaviour that is controlled, calm, and polite:

As young ladies we were expected to act/behave with proper decorum.

(Definition of “decorum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decorum" in American English

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decorumnoun [ U ]

us /dɪˈkɔr·əm, -ˈkoʊr·əm/ fml

behavior that is socially correct, calm, and polite:

The witness endured the lawyer’s badgering with remarkable decorum.

(Definition of “decorum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)