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decent

de·cent

decent

 
 
pronunciation:
di snt
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: conforming to social standards, as for morality, modesty, good taste, or the like; not obscene or offensive.
They should show a decent respect for their elders.The principal said her skirt was not of a decent length for school.You have to look decent at the funeral, so don't wear those skimpy jeans.
synonyms:
appropriate, comme il faut, decorous, fitting, modest, proper, suitable
antonyms:
dirty, improper, indecent, loose, nasty, naughty, obscene, rotten, shameless, squalid, vulgar
similar words:
chaste, innocuous, inoffensive, refined, respectable
definition 2: worthy of respect; honorable.
Her first husband had been cruel, but after his death, she married a fine and decent man.
synonyms:
honest, honorable, respectable, trustworthy
antonyms:
dirty, dishonest, shabby
similar words:
cool, dependable, reliable, upright, worthy
definition 3: fairly good; acceptable.
That's a decent price for a used car.The work is boring, but the pay is decent.Can you get a decent cup of coffee in this hotel?
synonyms:
acceptable, adequate, satisfactory, so-so
similar words:
fair, good, mediocre, moderate, passable, reasonable, respectable, sufficient, tidy, tolerable
definition 4: kind and considerate.
It was decent of you to help me.
synonyms:
considerate, kind, thoughtful
antonyms:
inconsiderate, unkind
similar words:
accommodating, courteous, generous, good, obliging
definition 5: (informal) having enough clothes on; dressed.
You can't come in here; I'm not decent!
synonyms:
dressed
antonyms:
naked, nude, uncovered
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derivations: decently (adv.), decentness (n.)