|1.||[ adjective ] socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous|
"from a decent family" "a nice girl"
|2.||[ adjective ] according with custom or propriety|
|Synonyms:||comely comme_il_faut decorous seemly becoming|
"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"
|3.||[ adverb ] in the right manner|
|Synonyms:||properly right in_good_order the_right_way decently|
"please do your job properly!" "can't you carry me decent?"
|Related terms:||improperly proper proper|
|4.||[ adjective ] (sexuality) 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"
|5.||[ adjective ] enough to meet a purpose|
"an adequate income" "the food was adequate" "a decent wage" "enough food" "food enough"
|6.||[ adjective ] (informal) decently clothed|
"are you decent?"
|Related terms:||colloquialism modest|
|7.||[ adjective ] (sexuality) conforming to conventions of sexual behavior|
"speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
|Related terms:||indecent proper decorous clean|