decorum

neliha76

Senior Member
france
Hello everyone !

I have a problem with the meaning of a word : DECORUM . In many dictionnaries, it is defined as "the proper behaviour & appareance" . However, our teacher told us that it is not the only meaning of the word decorum. So i ask you, english speakers, if you know the other meaning of decorum please.

Thanks in advance
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    Greetings Neliha,
    It implies behavior that is controlled and calm, or restrained, in addition to "proper". If it has additional meanings, they are of the unabridged dictionary—rare—variety.
     
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