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Decorum Definition

The appropriate adherence to traditional poetic form and content.


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[n] propriety in manners and conduct

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decorousness

Misc. Definitions

\De*cor"um\, n. [L. dec[=o]rum, fr. dec[=o]rus. See {Decorous}.] Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character, or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seemliness; that which is seemly or suitable. Negligent of the duties and decorums of his station. --Hallam. If your master Would have a queen his beggar, you must tell him, That majesty, to keep decorum, must No less beg than a kingdom. --Shak. Syn: {Decorum}, {Dignity}. Usage: Decorum, in accordance with its etymology, is that which is becoming in outward act or appearance; as, the decorum of a public assembly. Dignity springs from an inward elevation of soul producing a corresponding effect on the manners; as, dignity of personal appearance.

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