Meaning of decorousness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɛk(ə)rəsnəs/

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‘For all the decorousness of her music and songs, it's her voice that conveys the deepest sense of wonder and truly sells these songs.’
  • ‘The kids sat down, and within a moment all were in a state resembling decorousness.’
  • ‘He took it with him into the streets, galleries, beaches and bars he frequented, shedding the uptight decorousness that verse in the 1950s and '60s was expected to have.’
  • ‘It appears as if it is the mark of nobility, decorousness and civicness for a people, society or nation to make laws by which to govern themselves.’
  • ‘Stolid brick houses with bay windows and big gardens exude an air of decorousness and prosperity.’