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Definition of 'decent'

Adjective

  1. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
       Synonyms: nice
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: becoming comely comme il faut decorous seemly
  3. conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
       Antonyms: indecent
  4. enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
       Synonyms: adequate enough
  5. decently clothed; "are you decent?"
  6. 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"

Adverb

  1. in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
       Synonyms: properly decently in good order right the right way
       Antonyms: improperly


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