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Synonyms for decent
ˈdi səntde·cent

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decentadjective


  2. decentadjective


  3. decentadjective


  4. decentadjective

    Are you decent? May I come in?


  5. decentadjective

    He's a decent saxophonist, but probably not good enough to make a career of it.


  6. decentadjective

    There are a decent number of references out there, if you can find them.


  7. decentadjective

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


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decent

    That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.

    becoming, befitting, beseeming, comely, congruous, decorous, fit, fitting, graceful, meet, neat, proper, seemly, suitable, worthy

    awkward, ill-becoming, ill-fitting, improper, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable

    The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. decent, niceadjective

    socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

    "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"

    comme il faut, courteous, overnice, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, squeamish, gracious, dainty, enough, skillful, nice, prissy, seemly

    improper, unrespectable, gross, immodest, deficient, Hollywood, crude, suggestive, indelicate, indecent, obscene, vulgar, insufficient, earthy

  2. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemlyadjective

    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"

    comme il faut, fair, bonnie, adequate, becoming, comely, bonny, enough, nice, decorous, sightly, seemly

    suggestive, obscene, indelicate, improper, immodest, deficient, earthy, unrespectable, Hollywood, insufficient, gross, vulgar, crude, indecent

  3. decentadjective

    conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

    "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana

    comme il faut, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, enough, nice, seemly

    Hollywood, improper, unrespectable, indecent, obscene, indelicate, earthy, gross, deficient, vulgar, suggestive, immodest, crude, insufficient

  4. adequate, decent, enoughadjective

    sufficient for the purpose

    "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

    comme il faut, fair to middling, comely, tolerable, passable, becoming, equal, decorous, adequate, enough, nice, seemly

    improper, unrespectable, obscene, earthy, immodest, indelicate, vulgar, insufficient, gross, Hollywood, deficient, crude, indecent, suggestive

  5. decentadjective

    decently clothed

    "are you decent?"

    comme il faut, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, enough, nice, seemly

    insufficient, earthy, vulgar, improper, obscene, suggestive, immodest, crude, Hollywood, indecent, indelicate, deficient, gross, unrespectable

  6. decentadverb

    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"

    comme il faut, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, enough, nice, seemly

    deficient, Hollywood, crude, vulgar, suggestive, immodest, unrespectable, indecent, obscene, earthy, improper, gross, indelicate, insufficient

  7. properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right wayadverb

    in the right manner

    "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"

    in good order, the right way, by rights, powerful, decently, justly, flop, properly, right on, mightily, right, correctly, mighty, aright

    indelicate, Hollywood, suggestive, immodest, insufficient, crude, deficient, gross, obscene, vulgar, unrespectable, earthy, improper, indecent

Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. adequate, nice, enough, sufficient

    Satisfying certain requirements, meeting any conditions; quite satisfactory, kind.

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    Submitted by anonymous on March 25, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decentadjective

    proper, becoming, fit, befitting, suitable, decorous, seemly, comely

  2. decentadjective

    modest, delicate, pure

  3. decentadjective

    tolerable, passable, moderate, respectable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. decentadjective

    suitable, modest, decorous, seemly, respectable


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  1. Mohammed Nuru:

    We have seen huge success with staffing these facilities and making them decent for people.

  2. Mike Espy:

    It's official. I'm running to be Mississippi's next U.S. Senator. Too many people here can't find a decent job, rural hospitals are closing, and the price for education is just too high.

  3. Chihiro Ito:

    But there are also positive aspects for Spring. The view of ordinary people, the decent reaction that in common sense terms, these verdicts are wrong is spreading in society, it would be good if that triggers debate in society and leads to reform.

  4. Millard Fuller:

    Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay.

  5. May Sarton:

    One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.

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  • لائقArabic
  • приличен, благоприличен, значителенBulgarian
  • slušnýCzech
  • anständigGerman
  • decenteSpanish
  • rehellinen, huomattava, käypä, säädyllinen, pukeissa, kunnon, kelpo, ihan hyvä, kunnollinenFinnish
  • substantiel, intègre, décentFrench
  • cothromach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
  • הגוןHebrew
  • सभ्यHindi
  • perbene, presentabileItalian
  • წესიერი, ზრდილი, შესაფერისიGeorgian
  • 어지간한Korean
  • toonbaar, redelijk, significant, substantieel, integerDutch
  • przyzwoity, niezłyPolish
  • decentePortuguese
  • неплохой, порядочный, приличный, благопристойный, хороший, одетыйRussian
  • spodobenSlovene
  • anständig, hyfsadSwedish
  • கண்ணியமானTamil
  • saygın, edepli, makul, yeterli, terbiyeli, adam gibiTurkish
  • ГіднийUkrainian
  • 体面的Chinese

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