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  Definition of decent
  1. conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
  2. 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"
  3. decently clothed; "are you decent?"
  4. 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"
  5. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
  6. enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
  7. in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can''t you carry me decent?"
Similar Words: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly, nice, adequate, enough, properly, decently, in good order, right, the right way

 

See Also: clean, unobjectionable, decorous, proper

 

Pertainyms: proper

 

 
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