[ UK /ˌɪndˈɛkəɹəs/ ]
  1. lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
    indecorous behavior
    indecorous behavior
  2. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    indecorous behavior
    was buried with indecent haste
    indecorous behavior
    moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
    unseemly to use profanity
    language unbecoming to a lady
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How To Use indecorous In A Sentence

  • Court society viewed the handling of money, though ever more widespread, as an indecorous gesture, which it affected to believe had not yet infiltrated the most intimate corners of its own world.
  • This robust, indecorous, and accommodating vernacular tradition was not universally hostile to the spirit or methods of Renaissance classicism: it simply took from them what it wanted and adapted it to local practice.
  • To exist in a modern world, we must often ignore its indecorous parts: the rivers of waste we produce, the intersexual fish we create. Pipe Dreams
  • a profusion of thin circles, called sambo, made of the giraffe's tail-hairs bound round by the thinnest iron or copper wire; whilst the men at home wear loin-cloths, but in the field, or whilst travelling, simply hang a goat-skin over their shoulders, exposing at least three-fourths of their body in a rather indecorous manner. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile
  • First, an indecorous alphabet, which I have no idea about, other than it features descriptions of words that don't normally get written about (spicy chicken pasta, raisins, lard, creme egg).
  • Niece and (kunject a bit now!) our own familiars, Billyhealy, Bally-hooly and Bullyhowley, surprised in an indecorous position by the Sigurd Sigerson Sphygmomanometer Society for bled-prusshers. Finnegans Wake
  • Even the females, it would appear, have some of them of late years learned the habit of drinking grog from the English sailors; and Captain Dillon gives an account of a priestess, who visited him on board the "Besearch," and who, having among several other somewhat indecorous requests, demanded a tumbler of rum, quaffed off the whole at a draught as soon as it was set before her. John Rutherford, the White Chief
  • They make their way to the vinyl-padded folding chairs, which let out a rather indecorous sound when they sit down.
  • The kids are all resourceful and responsible and pitch in financially when needed, while dad is an incontinent, inveterate, indecorous inebriate. Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011
  • He felt that there was something indecorous in her proposal.
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