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decorum

noun act demanded by social custom, amenability, amenableness, amenities, appropriate behavvor, appropriateness, best behavior, best of taste, civility, civilized behavior, code of what is fitting, conduct, conformity, consideration, convenance, convention, conventionality, conventions, conventions of society, correctness, courtesy, cultivated taste, custom, decencies, decorousness, decorum, delicacy, demeanor, diccates of society, dignity, discrimination, etiquette, fastidiousness, fittingness, form, formalities, formality, gentlemanliness, good form, good manners, good taste, goodness, grace, mannerliness, manners, modesty, mores, natural courtesy, nice appreciation, nicety, point of etiquette, poise, polish, polished manners, politeness, prescribed code of conduct, proper thing to do, properness, propriety, protocol, punctilio, punctiliousness, refined manners, refined taste, refinement, requirement of polite society, respect, respectability, respectful deporttent, right note, right thing to do, rules of conduct, seemliness, social code, social conduct, social graces, social procedures, social usage, standard, suitability, tact, tastefulness, that which is proper
See also: behavior, deportment, formality, manner, presence, propriety, protocol

DECORUM. Proper behaviour; good order.
     2. Decorum is requisite in public places, in order to permit all persons to enjoy their rights; for example, decorum is indispensable in church, to enable those assembled, to worship. If, therefore, a person were to disturb the congregation, it would be lawful to put him out. The same might be done in case of a funeral. 1 Mod. 168; 1 Lev. 196 2 Kebl. 124. But a request to desist should be first made, unless, indeed," when the necessity of the case would render such precaution impossible. In using force to restore order and decorum, care must be taken to use no more than is necessary; for any excess will render the party using it guilty of an assault and battery. Vide Battery.

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In a helpful chapter on Michelangelo's critics Barnes contends that it was not heretical Protestant ideas, as some critics have argued, but Michelangelo's demanding Dantesque terribilita, his inventive breaks with iconographical traditions, and his (to many, erotic) nudes for which he was attacked by Counter-Reformation critics who increasingly demanded of artists visual clarity, scriptural accuracy, and chaste decorum.
When painting becomes this mercurial, language takes refuge in oxymoron: one calls it casual but impassioned, speaks of rigorous self-indulgence or imagines decorum in a hurricane.
On a night the Angels rewarded their manager, a fellow who's considered an all-right guy by his players and a quiet, sage tactician by management, with a contract extension, the Boston Red Sox, who last week sent their skipper packing as a way of restoring some decorum in their unruly clubhouse, threw a considerable haymaker at Anaheim's wild-card hopes, at the same time enhancing their own.
She was engaged once, but her fiance died; now decorum prevents them from expressing their true feeings for each other.
Bushnell also examines the twin concepts of property and propriety, relating physical boundaries to notions of decorum.
At the heart of ``The Last Debate,'' there's a germ of an intriguing idea - is decorum the order of the day in such a setting, no matter what, or is that decorum killing the democratic process?
The restaurant even takes a stab at maintaining respectable decorum by having the semblance of a dress code (no beachwear or flip-flops), and most diners seem thrilled to have an excuse to put on resort wear.
Three essays emphasize the critical relationship between Naples and Milan: how Ferrante's success depended upon the Milanese alliance (Abulafia); how the deteriorating relationship with Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1466-76) undermined the Milan-Naples axis with its intrigues, counter-intrigues, and betrayals (Ilardi); and how the Milanese princess, Ippolita Maria Sforza, lived beyond the expected female norms of piety and decorum at the Neapolitan court and strained, rather than aided international relations (Evelyn Welch).
It is getting very hot and emotional in council chambers, and the mayor has not controlled decorum.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pacce Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, My friend, you would not tell with such high zesst To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.
Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday appealed to all political parties to maintain peace and decorum in Parliament.