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in·dec·o·rous

indecorous

 
pronunciation:
In de k rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: improper or unbecoming; lacking in taste.
indecorous behavior
antonyms:
decorous
similar words:
improper, unbecoming, unseemly
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)indecorous bad, decidedly, perversely
(adj.)indecorous + noun attitude, behavior, comeuppance, contention, courtier, imagery, jingle, reminder, shackle
derivations: indecorously (adv.), indecorousness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word indecorous contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.