- Socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous.
- usage: "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
- synonyms: nice
- According with custom or propriety.
- usage: "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"
- Conforming to conventions of sexual behavior. "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd- George Santayana
- Sufficient for the purpose.
- usage: "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
- Decently clothed.
- usage: "are you decent"
- Observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress.
- usage: "a modest neckline in her dress"; "though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards"
- In the right manner.
- usage: "please do your job properly"; "can't you carry me decent"
by WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
- (a.) Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
- (a.) Comely; shapely; well-formed.
- (a.) Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.
- (a.) Suitable in words, behavior, dress or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
by Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary