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From Latin indecōrum, neuter substantive of indecōrus.


indecorum (usually uncountable, plural indecorums)

  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.





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