Are you decent? May I come in?
He's a decent saxophonist, but probably not good enough to make a career of it.
There are a decent number of references out there, if you can find them.
A sable stole of cyprus lawn / Over thy decent shoulders drawn \uE000163484 Milton.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.
socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
"from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
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"
conforming to conventions of sexual behavior
"speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
adequate, decent, enoughadjective
sufficient for the purpose
"an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
"are you 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"
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?"
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How to use decent in a sentence?
He knew that the place where MH17 came to rest was sacred and that a piece of it should come back to Australia, it was a humane and decent thing for him to know and do. It was a contrast to the savagery that brought down the plane.
No decent leader would join the 'Netanyahu circus' that you put together at the last minute, on the strength of one seat, only to extend your rule.
You know, I never thought that I cared about court justice, i just wanted the truth to come up. I couldn’t find any evidence of my uncle being abusive. He and Suzanne certainly argued a lot… But I just needed to know the truth. And I felt that was justice. My uncle was a decent man, but he had an Achilles' heel. He lost his life and he’s not here to defend himself.
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.
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?
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- значителен, благоприличен, приличенBulgarian
- kelpo, kunnollinen, pukeissa, käypä, rehellinen, huomattava, säädyllinen, kunnon, ihan hyväFinnish
- décent, intègre, substantielFrench
- cothromach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
- presentabile, perbeneItalian
- შესაფერისი, წესიერი, ზრდილიGeorgian
- significant, substantieel, toonbaar, redelijk, integerDutch
- niezły, przyzwoityPolish
- порядочный, неплохой, хороший, одетый, благопристойный, приличныйRussian
- anständig, hyfsadSwedish
- adam gibi, terbiyeli, yeterli, saygın, makul, edepliTurkish
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