decorous : Definition, Usages, News and More
- a characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme
- s according with custom or propriety
- The festive crowd remained decorous till the burlesque show started.
- When 31-year-old American reporter Bernard Krisher arrived in Tokyo in 1962, many people said he was too brash, too much of a New Yorker, too darned pushy to get along in decorous .
- Paek, who relishes online killings as a refreshing change from his decorous real-life manner, allows that physical retribution is merited if players engage in particularly craven .
News & Articles
- Vampire Weekend
Now, this writer “hated” this band’s previous album; their third release seems to recover nicely, surmounting the “sophomore slump,” (as it’s known in the music world when breakout bands go bust on album No. 2.) Vampire Weekend flared with the white light of a buzz band comet with its 2008 debut: Decorous, dashing, somewhat droll and all straight-collared stylish; complete with its quirky ...
June 19, 2013 - Detroit Metro Times
- Paul Muldoon in Leading The Charge
He was a quiet man, diligent and decorous, yet one who was unexpectedly equal to the swagger and savagery of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' in a way no one had managed before him,Princeton humanities professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet...
- Javier Sotomayor in Xinhua
The Cuban athletes' preparation has been decorous. The season for those who have competed has been good and in the same way the results,Sotomayor said.
- David Sylvian in Wall Street Journal
It's a matter of paring down,Mr. Sylvian said. "You just try to keep the arrangement of the piece sparse and not decorous. There's a freedom or liberation in the eradication of any recognizable form."