decorum decorum  /dɪ ˈkɔ rəm/


  • (n) propriety in manners and conduct


  1. Opposing her were the forces of decorum and rectitude, represented by Met general manager Joseph Volpe.
  2. And for all the palpable excitement in the audience, an unspoken decorum is observed.
  3. In a society where decorum is paramount, this was deeply humiliating for Karzai especially since word quickly got to the press.


  1. LETTER: Bolin disrespected judicial process

    I hope Billy Bolin, Evansville Police Chief, makes the same public plea for participation in court when the Police Merit Board meets to hand down punishment to the next rogue Evansville police officer(s) as he has for a recently convicted man. He is out of line, and his mind, to show so little faith in the judicial system, which he is a part of, to call for a lynch mob decorum in the courtroom ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  2. Chad Johnson gets 30 days in jail for probation violation

    Not since Vincent LaGuardia Gambini found himself repeatedly in contempt has the lack of courtroom decorum had such dire consequences. According to, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson appeared in court today in connection with allegations that he violated probation by failing to keep in touch with his probation officer. Though prosecutors initially wanted Johnson…
    on June 10, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Lazio stage mock funeral procession for Roma after beating them in Coppa Italia final

    Two weeks ago, Lazio defeated AS Roma in the Coppa Italia final at their shared home, the Stadio Olimpico. Rather than immediately rub the victory into the faces of their fierce Rome rivals, Lazio fans showed the utmost pretend decorum … Continue reading ?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

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  1. In a statement, Neugebauer said, "The House chamber is a place of decorum and respect. The timing and tone of my comment last night was inappropriate."
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Randy Neugebauer Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "This is about the proper decorum that should take place on the floor of the United States House of Representatives," said Majority Whip James Clyburn (DS.C.).
    on Sep 15, 2009 By: James Clyburn Source: New York Daily News

  3. "The bench decorum rules, which include staying in the prescribed coaching box, have been interpreted in various ways for some time," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, said Thursday....
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Jim Boeheim Source:

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