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 for decorousness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decorous \Dec"or*ous\ (d[e^]k"[-o]r*[u^]s or d[-e]*k[=o]"r[u^]s;
     277), a. [L. dec[=o]rus, fr. decor comeliness, beauty; akin
     to decere. See Decent, and cf. Decorum.]
     Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion;
     marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as,
     a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a
     [1913 Webster]
           A decorous pretext the war.              --Motley.
     -- De*co"rous*ly, adv. -- De*co"rous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: propriety in manners and conduct [syn: decorum,
           decorousness] [ant: indecorousness, indecorum]

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