indecorum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin indecōrum, neuter substantive of indecōrus.

Noun[edit]

indecorum (uncountable)

  1. Indecorous behavior, or the state of being indecorous
    • 1823, Charles Lamb, “Letter 305”, in The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb (Vol. 6)[1]:
      I hope your eyes are better, but if you must spare them, there is nothing in my pages which a Lady may not read aloud without indecorum, which is more than can be said of Shakspeare.
    • 1917, Douglas Fairbanks, Laugh and Live[2]:
      This will be done decently and in good order--our training will admit of no indecorum.
    • 1921, Lytton Strachey, Queen Victoria[3]:
      Not only were its central personages the patterns of propriety, but no breath of scandal, no shadow of indecorum, might approach its utmost boundaries.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

indecōrum

  1. nominative neuter singular of indecōrus
  2. accusative masculine singular of indecōrus
  3. accusative neuter singular of indecōrus
  4. vocative neuter singular of indecōrus