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decent

de´cent   Pronunciation: dē´sent
a.1.Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
Before his decent steps.
- Milton.
2.Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
3.Comely; shapely; well-formed.
By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed.
- Pope.
4.Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.
Adj.1.decent - socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
Synonyms: nice
2.decent - according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
3.decent - conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
Antonyms:
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
4.decent - enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
Synonyms: enough, adequate
5.decent - decently clothed; "are you decent?"
6.decent - observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress; "a modest neckline in her dress"; "though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards"
Adv.1.decent - in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
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