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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: decorus, from decor 'beauty, gracefulness'

decorous

adjective
     
dec‧o‧rous
formal having the correct appearance or behaviour for a particular occasion
decorously adverb:
A servant was hovering decorously behind them.

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