in·de·co·rum /ˌɪndɪˈkorəm, ˈkɔr-/
1. Lack of decorum; impropriety of behavior; that in behavior or manners which violates the established rules of civility, custom, or etiquette; indecorousness.
2. An indecorous or unbecoming action.
Syn: -- Indecorum is sometimes synonymous with indecency; but indecency, more frequently than indecorum, is applied to words or actions which refer to what nature and propriety require to be concealed or suppressed. Indecency is the stronger word; indecorum refers to any transgression of etiquette or civility, especially in public.
n 1: a lack of decorum [syn: indecorousness] [ant: decorum, decorum]
2: an act of undue intimacy [syn: familiarity, impropriety,