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Synonyms for decorous

characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

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according with custom or propriety

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SOUNDS PRETTY DAMN DECOROUS AND PRUDENT, UH, COMPLAISANT TO ME
For generations obituary notices in newspapers and magazines soberly noted the passing of the newsworthy--statesmen plutocrats and other pillars of the community along with famous entertainers artists socialites and the like--summing up their subjects' lives in a factual decorous way.
Danish audiences still have not recovered from his Triumph of Death (1971), an apocalyptic fantasy that included nude scenes and a pop music score, a sharp contrast with the Bournonville tradition of decorous classicism that had defined the company.
Like so much high baroque, most of this program should speak to audiences seeking an evening of restfully decorous tunes.
Tuesday also marks the opening of Glorious Goodwood, a rather more decorous proposition than Galway it must be noted, but just as competitive in its way - and almost equally varied in its make-up.
It is decorous and carefully structured and vet clearly in tune with the emerging romantic tradition: themes are developed with fertile imagination (if not quite fully romantic abandon), dynamics swell and ebb, and classical structure is stretched in the service of emotion.
Napoleon used a more decorous rhetoric, but he pushed his artillery forward just the same.
It could be an integral part of a program of songs and arias that are settings of various kinds of political speeches, or, placed strategically in an otherwise decorous recital program, it should win over any American audience.
Ceanothus flowers are decorous wands in every shade of blue, from baby to navy.
Their rivalry has seen delegates to the party conference booing, singing partisan songs and challenging attempts by the old guard to keep the process decorous.
After Reagan became governor of California and then president of the US, Wyman kept a decorous silence about her ex-husband, who had married actress Nancy Davis.
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA) has designed the Acriglas Pearlescent series of acrylic sheets to provide a practical yet decorous alternative to tempered glass in applications such as point-of-purchase displays, store fixtures, lighting, and architectural elements.
This is not some decorous banquet, but a real nosh-up and booze-up with everything that involves, and so music-making as well.
The second section charts the turbulent ministry of Harsnett, a "noted anti-Calvinist" as he exerted a tighter control over the city's preaching ministry, closing a number of lectureships and promoting a more decorous style of church worship (111).
I am hoping my reception will be a little more decorous on Saturday when I attend the 25th anniversary celebrations for Brockholes Village Hall.