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  • adv. Not decorous.
  • adv. Conflicting with accepted standards of good conduct or good taste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an indecorous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an indecorous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without decorousness


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  • A few years ago, when it became evident that Brown -- California's attorney general, a former two-term governor of the state, two-term mayor of gritty Oakland, and two-time runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination -- was seriously contemplating a return to the office he held as a young man in the 1970s and early 1980s, I asked him why he wanted to return to what I rather indecorously described as the clown show.

    William Bradley: Why on Earth Would Jerry Brown Want to Be Governor of California?

  • Nancy then blew her nose indecorously into the water and stretched out her hands to me.

    Independence Day

  • This is the unstable, mob-minded mass, which sits on the fence, ever ready to fall this side or that and indecorously clamber back again; which puts a Democratic administration into office one election, and a

    These Bones shall Rise Again - Essay by Jack London

  • The lady was, therefore, scandalised to the last degree at the mistake which had induced her to speak so indecorously in presence of the daughter of Louis.

    Quentin Durward

  • As for Rose, the thimble was passed most indecorously some forty-eight hours later and she was able to bask in the certain knowledge that shed finally managed to please Father, if only briefly.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • Suppose a Tyrian merchant landed at the port of Canope: he might be scandalized on seeing an onion, a cat, or a goat carried in procession; he might speak indecorously of Isheth, Oshireth, and

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • At this point of the conversation, a sound, indecorously approaching to

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • To this part of the chamber Ellena frequently directed her attention, but did not distinguish Vivaldi; and, though she had taken a station near the grate, she had not courage indecorously to withdraw her veil before so many strangers.

    The Italian

  • The audience behaved indecorously, as if the concert were an informal dress rehearsal.


  • They who will give, on occasion, practical proof of capability to push back overshadowing clouds, laugh indecorously at the pretensions of a

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island


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