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Synonyms for decent
ˈdi səntde·cent

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  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. decentadjective

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

  2. decentadjective

    modest, delicate, pure

  3. decentadjective

    tolerable, passable, moderate, respectable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decentadjective

    suitable, modest, decorous, seemly, respectable


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How to use decent in a sentence?

  1. Shaher Saed:

    It does not help a worker build a decent job, it is not an organized working environment and at the end of the day, Palestinian workers are being exploited.

  2. Keith Whittington:

    I think increasingly the administration is in the territory where really it's making political arguments, not really legal arguments, they're not arguments that are designed to persuade lawyers that there's some kind of decent constitutional grounds for what the administration wants to do here. It's designed to set up a political fight, including a political fight in the Senate.

  3. David Rimbo:

    I think the timing is right for Indonesian players to actually realize basically decent valuations.

  4. Mark Machin:

    If it's an opportunity that has decent returns then we'll look at it.

  5. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley:

    If I can meet with a dictator in Uganda, I can surely meet with a decent person in America.

Translations for decent

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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

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