What is another word for decorously?

Pronunciation: [dˈɛkəɹəsli] (IPA)

Decorously refers to behaving in a dignified and appropriate manner. Its synonyms include gracefully, elegantly, respectfully, tactfully, courteously, refinedly, mannerly, stylishly, and appropriately. These synonyms can be used depending on the context of the sentence for its subtle variations. For example, instead of saying "the ambassador walked decorously into the building," one may say "the ambassador gracefully entered the building," to give a more dramatic sense of the manner in which he walked. On the other hand, if one wants to emphasize the politeness of the ambassador, one may use "the ambassador entered the building courteously" instead. The appropriate synonym must be used to convey the desired meaning accurately.

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What are the hypernyms for Decorously?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for decorously?

Decorously is an adverb that means to act with good manners, politeness, and gracefulness. Some antonyms of decorously are rudely, impolitely, vulgarly, and indecently. When someone behaves rudely, they are acting in a manner that shows a lack of respect towards others. Impolitely refers to showing disrespect by failing to observe basic social etiquette. Vulgarly means acting in a manner that is offensive or indecent, often using coarse language. Indecently means to act inappropriately or offensively, often in a sexual or intimate sense. Using any of these antonyms of decorously can have a negative impact on social interactions, relationships, and personal reputation.

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Usage examples for Decorously

Richard shot a merry glance in his uncle's eyes, then only smiled decorously with him and Peter Junior.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
There, with hands folded decorously in her lap, with heightened color and serious eyes, she looked shyly up at him.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
With a deep salaam, he turned and passed out, drawing the tent-flap decorously into place behind him.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell

Famous quotes with Decorously

  • The eye of the yeoman and peasant sought in vain the tall form of old Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley, as, wrapped in his laced cloak, and with beard and whiskers duly composed, he moved slowly through the aisles, followed be the faithful mastiff, or bloodhound, which in old time had saved his master by his fidelity, and which regularly followed him to church. Bevis indeed, fell under the proverb which avers, ‘He is a good dog, which goes to church’; for, bating an occasional temptation to warble along with the accord, he behaved himself as decorously as any of the congregation, and returned much edified, perhaps, as most of them.
    Walter Scott

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