Word of the Day: Decorum
de-co-rum / di-ˈkȯr-əm
- dignified speech or behavior
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.
Abbie Hoffman, 1936-1989
- a particular sense of order
In golf, the customs and etiquette and decorum are as important as the rules of play.
Bobby Jones, 1902-1971
- plural, the correct and polite ways in which one should behave
I have a mortal terror at the apprehension of offending against decorums.
from the play ‘The Way of the World’ by William Congreve, 1670-1729