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de·cent

 (dē′sənt)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by conformity to recognized standards of propriety or morality: a respected citizen who led a decent life; children brought up in decent homes.
b. Morally upright; moral or respectable: "the corruption that allows the unscrupulous to grow rich while decent people labor to earn an honest wage" (Amitav Ghosh).
c. Kind or obliging: very decent of them to lend you money.
d. Showing thoughtfulness or consideration: let a decent interval go by before calling.
2. Free from indelicacy or obscenity; clean: decent television programming for children.
3. Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory: finally got a decent night's sleep; made decent wages in the new job.
4.
a. Suitable; fitting: had nothing decent to wear to the reception.
b. Informal Properly or modestly dressed: The guests are here—are you decent?

[Latin decēns, decent-, present participle of decēre, to be fitting; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

de′cent·ly adv.
de′cent·ness n.

decent

(ˈdiːsənt)
adj
1. polite or respectable: a decent family.
2. proper and suitable; fitting: a decent burial.
3. conforming to conventions of sexual behaviour; not indecent
4. free of oaths, blasphemy, etc: decent language.
5. good or adequate: a decent wage.
6. informal kind; generous: he was pretty decent to me.
7. informal sufficiently clothed to be seen by other people: are you decent?.
[C16: from Latin decēns suitable, from decēre to be fitting]
ˈdecently adv
ˈdecentness n

de•cent

(ˈdi sənt)

adj.
1. conforming to the recognized standard of propriety, as in behavior or speech.
2. respectable; worthy.
3. adequate; passable.
4. kind; obliging.
5. of reasonably attractive appearance.
[1485–95; < Latin decent-, s. of decēns fitting, present participle of decēre to be fitting; akin to decus honor]
de′cent•ly, adv.
de′cent•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decent - socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
respectable - characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals; "a respectable woman"
2.decent - 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"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
3.decent - conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
unobjectionable, clean - (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
decorous - characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
4.decent - sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
sufficient - of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food"
5.decent - decently clothed; "are you decent?"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
modest - not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
6.decent - 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"
modest - not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Adv.1.decent - in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"

decent

adjective
4. respectable, nice, pure, proper, modest, polite, chaste, presentable, decorous He wanted to marry a decent woman.

decent

adjective
2. Not lewd or obscene:
3. Being what is needed without being in excess:
4. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
5. Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct:
6. Informal. Proper in appearance:
Translations
حَسَن، مُرْضٍلائِق، مُحْتَشَممُحْتَرَممُهَذَّب، لَطيف
ucházejícíslušný
anstændigordentlig
kunnollinen
pristojan
sæmandisanngjarn, velviljaîursiîsamur, háttvís
きちんとした
신분에 맞는
gana malonusgana padoruspadoriaipadorumas
apmierinošspiedienīgspieklājīgspietiekams
dostojenspodoben
hygglig
เหมาะสม
nghiêm chỉnh

decent

[ˈdiːsənt] ADJ
1. (= respectable) [person, house] → decente; (= proper) [clothes, behaviour, language] → decoroso, decente
are you decent? (hum) → ¿estás visible?
2. (= kind) → amable
he was very decent to mefue muy amable conmigo, se portó muy bien conmigo
he's a decent sortes buena persona
3. (= passable) [salary, meal] → adecuado, decente
a decent sumuna cantidad considerable

decent

[ˈdiːsənt] adj
(= of a reasonable standard) → convenable
a decent education → une éducation convenable
(= appropriate) → convenable
as soon as it was decent → dès que le moment convenable se présenta
[interval] → suffisant(e)
After a decent interval, relations returned to normal → Après une trêve suffisante, les relations ont repris leur cours normal.
as soon as a decent amount of time has elapsed → dès qu'il se sera écoulé suffisamment de temps
(= honest) [person] → honnête
a decent chap → un honnête type
The jury will see what a decent guy he is → Le jury va voir que c'est un honnête type.
The majority of them are decent people → La majorité d'entre eux sont d'honnêtes gens.
You have the support of all decent people → Tous les honnêtes gens sont avec toi.
to do the decent thing (= behave honourably) → agir comme il se doit
(= kind) → chic
They were very decent about it → Ils se sont montrés très chics.
that was very decent of him → c'était très chic de sa part
(= dressed) → présentable
Are you decent? → Es-tu présentable?

decent

adj (all senses) → anständig; are you decent? (inf)bist du schon salonfähig? (inf); to do the decent thingdas einzig Anständige tun; it was decent of you to comees war sehr anständig von Ihnen zu kommen; to give somebody a decent burialjdn ordentlich begraben

decent

[ˈdiːsnt] adj
a. (respectable, person, house) → perbene inv, ammodo inv; (proper, clothes, behaviour, language) → decente
b. (kind) → gentile, bravo/a
he was very decent to me → si è comportato molto bene con me
to do the decent thing → fare quello che è giusto
they were very decent about it → sono stati molto corretti in merito
c. (satisfactory, meal, house) → decente, discreto/a

decent

(ˈdiːsnt) adjective
1. fairly good; of fairly good quality. a decent standard of living.
2. kindly, tolerant or likeable. He's a decent enough fellow.
3. not vulgar or immoral; modest. Keep your language decent!
ˈdecency noun
(the general idea of) what is proper, fitting, moral etc; the quality or act of being decent. In the interests of decency, we have banned nude bathing; He had the decency to admit that it was his fault.
ˈdecently adverb
in a manner acceptable to the general idea of what is proper or suitable. You're not going out unless you're decently dressed.

decent

مُحْتَرَم ucházející anstændig anständig αξιοπρεπής decente kunnollinen décent pristojan decente きちんとした 신분에 맞는 fatsoenlijk anstendig przyzwoity decente пристойный hygglig เหมาะสม uygun nghiêm chỉnh 像样的

decent

a. decente.
References in classic literature ?
She may tear it tonight, and that will be a good excuse for offering a decent one.
When we found him, everything was decent except'--Fuchs wrinkled his brow and hesitated--'except what he couldn't nowise foresee.
This soup is really impossible; it's strange that woman hasn't learned yet to make a decent soup.
He next named the page and verse where the rhymes selected were to be found, and applied the pitch-pipe to his lips, with the decent gravity that he had been wont to use in the temple.
At least, I don't think it would look quite decent for you to fly back without your father, at his suggestion," said Christie coldly.
All of them, however unspiritual on other days, were transfigured by the Sabbath influence; so that their very garments--whether it were an old man's decent coat well brushed for the thousandth time, or a little boy's first sack and trousers finished yesterday by his mother's needle--had somewhat of the quality of ascension-robes.
In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce.
The scene had a greatness that made it a different affair from my own scant home, and there immediately appeared at the door, with a little girl in her hand, a civil person who dropped me as decent a curtsy as if I had been the mistress or a distinguished visitor.
I told him that I never liked to sleep two in a bed; that if I should ever do so, it would depend upon who the harpooneer might be, and that if he (the landlord) really had no other place for me, and the harpooneer was not decidedly objectionable, why rather than wander further about a strange town on so bitter a night, I would put up with the half of any decent man's blanket.
Arrayed in decent black; occupying a conspicuous pulpit; intent on bible leaves; what a candidate for an archbishoprick, what a lad for a Pope were this mincer
Even so, however, she knew what was decent, and clung to her traditions with desperation.
Can't ye be decent when white folks comes to see ye?