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English adjective: decent

1. decent socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous


SamplesFrom a decent family.
A nice girl.


Synonymsnice


Similarrespectable


Antonymsunrespectable

2. decent according with custom or propriety


SamplesHer becoming modesty.
Comely behavior.
It is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money.
A decent burial.
Seemly behavior.


Synonymsbecoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly


Similarproper


Antonymsimproper

3. decent conforming to conventions of sexual behavior


SamplesSpeech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd.


See alsoclean, decorous, proper, unobjectionable


Antonymsindecent

4. decent sufficient for the purpose


SamplesAn adequate income.
The food was adequate.
A decent wage.
Enough food.
Food enough.


Synonymsadequate, enough


Similarsufficient


Antonymsinsufficient, deficient

5. decent decently clothed


SamplesAre you decent?.


Similarmodest


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsimmodest

6. decent observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress


SamplesA modest neckline in her dress.
Though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards.


Similarmodest


Antonymsimmodest


English adverb: decent

1. decent in the right manner


SamplesPlease do your job properly!.
Can't you carry me decent?.


Synonymsdecently, in good order, properly, right, the right way


Antonymsimproperly









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