Decorous

Dec"or*ous

(dk"r*s or d*k"rs; 277), a. [L. decrus, fr. decor comeliness, beauty; akin to decere. See Decent, and cf. Decorum.] Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge.
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A decorous pretext the war.
Motley.

-- De*co"rous*ly, adv. -- De*co"rous*ness, n.
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