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Meaning of DECENT

Pronunciation:  'deesunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
  2. [adj]  conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  (informal) decently clothed; "are you decent?"
  5. [adj]  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"
  6. [adj]  socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
  7. [adj]  enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
 

DECENT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: adequate, becoming, comely, comme il faut, decently, enough, in good order, modest, nice, properly, respectable, right, seemly, sufficient, the right way
 
 Antonyms: improperly, indecent
 
 See Also: clean, decorous, proper, unobjectionable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De"cent\, a. [L. decens, decentis, p. pr. of decere to
be fitting or becoming; akin to decus glory, honor, ornament,
Gr. ? to seem good, to seem, think; cf. Skr. d?c to grant, to
give; and perh. akin to E. attire, tire: cf. F. d['e]cent.
Cf. {Decorate}, {Decorum}, {Deig?}.]
1. Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming;
   fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent
   language. --Shak.

         Before his decent steps.              --Milton.

2. Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.

3. Comely; shapely; well-formed. [Archaic]

         A sable stole of cyprus lawn Over thy decent
         shoulders drawn.                      --Milton.

         By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed. --Pope.

4. Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable;
   fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a
   decent fortune; a decent person.

         A decent retreat in the mutability of human affairs.
                                               --Burke.
   -- {De"cent*ly}, adv. -- {De"cent*ness}, n.

 
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