De*co"rous [L. decrus, fr. decor comeliness, beauty; akin to decere. See Decent, and cf. Decorum.]
Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge.
A decorous pretext the war.
-- De*co"rous*ly, adv. -- De*co"rous*ness, n.
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