from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lack of propriety or good taste; impropriety.
- n. An instance of indecorous behavior or action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Indecorous behavior, or the state of being indecorous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior or manners which violates the established rules of civility, custom, or etiquette; indecorousness.
- n. An indecorous or unbecoming action.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of decorum; impropriety of behavior; violation of the accepted rules of conduct.
- n. An indecorous or unbecoming act; a breach of decorum.
- n. Synonyms Indecorum, Indelicacy, Indecency. An indecorum violates a rule or rules of civility or order: as, it is an indecorum to interrupt a speaker in debate; an indelicacy and an indecency are a low and a high degree of violation of the rules of modesty: as, there would be a manifest indelicacy, not to say indecency, in his putting himself forward for a public office; indelicacies or indecencies in speech or action. Indecency is used rather freely for anything shameful in conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lack of decorum
- n. an act of undue intimacy
From Latin indecōrum, neuter substantive of indecōrus. (Wiktionary)