Definition: (1) displaying good manners, propriety, and good taste; becoming; seemly; decent; (2) conforming to the approved or conventional standard; (3) professional comportment

Derivation: Latin, “to be fitting,” “seemly;” French, “grace,” “beauty”

Consequential Qualities: acceptance, warm-hearted

• Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality. — Mason Cooley (1927–2002) American aphorist
• Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum. — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799) German physicist & satirist