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Definitions of decent

  1. enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (informal) decently clothed; "are you decent?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. decently clothed; "are you decent?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Comely; shapely; well-formed. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Becoming; suitable; respectable; modest; as, decent clothes; passable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Decently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Decentness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Becoming: seemly: proper: modest: moderate: tolerable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Seemly; proper; modest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Proper; decorous; respectable; modest; chaste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Sufficient; passable; moderate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Becoming; proper; modest; moderate; tolerable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Becoming in speech, behaviour, dress, &c.; fit; comely; not gaudy; moderate; not large; respectable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. d[=e]'sent, adj. becoming: seemly: proper: modest: moderate: tolerable.--n. D[=E]'CENCY, becomingness: modesty.--adv. D[=E]'CENTLY. [L. decens, decentis, pr.p. of dec[=e]re, to be becoming.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Seemly, not immodest or obscene or indelicate; respectable; passable, good enough, tolerable, whence decentish (2) a.; (school slang) kind, not severe or censorious. Hence decently adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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