dedecet

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From + decet (it is decent, proper).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active dēdecet, present infinitive dēdecēre, perfect active dēdecuit (impersonal)

  1. (with accusative) is it unseemly or unsuitable; it is unbecoming

Inflection[edit]

  • The first-person singular perfect active indicative, dēdecuī, is attested in The Thebaid by Publius Papinius Statius to mean “to dishonor”; elsewhere, this verb is only used in 3rd-person forms, present and perfect infinitives, and present active participle.

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