decorously

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

decorous +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

decorously (comparative more decorously, superlative most decorously)

  1. In a decorous manner.
    • 1965, James Baldwin, “The Rockpile,” in Going to Meet the Man, Dial Press,
      [] below them, men and women, and boys and girls, sinners all, loitered; sometimes one of the church-members passed and saw them and waved. Then, for the moment that they waved decorously back, they were intimidated.