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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (state of being decent)
a. decency
Si tuviera hasta un poco de decoro, no hubiera chismado sobre mi divorcio a toda la oficina.If he had even a bit of decency, he wouldn't have gossiped about my divorce to the entire office.
b. decorum
Nuestra abuela nos enseñó decoro y etiqueta para señoritas.Our grandmother taught us about decorum and etiquette for young ladies.
c. modesty
Cuando Pedro le pidió un baile, el decoro de María le impidió aceptar.When Pedro asked her for a dance, Maria's modesty kept her from accepting.
d. propriety
"Un niño bueno siempre se comporta con decoro y nunca dice groserías", me recordó el abuelo."A good boy always acts with propriety and never says bad words," grandad reminded me.
2. (consideration)
a. respect
Dirígete a tu madre con el debido decoro, jovencito.Talk to your mother with the respect she deserves, young boy!
3. (honor)
a. dignity
Lleva su vida con decoro a pesar de no ganar mucho dinero.He lives his life with dignity even though he doesn't earn a lot of money.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pudor)
a. decency, decorum
2. (dignidad)
a. dignity
vivir con decoroto live decently
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1 (decencia, dignidad) decorum; decency
decoro virginal maidenly modesty
2 (honor) honour; honor; (EEUU) respect
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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