1. [ adjective ] socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
Synonyms: nice

"from a decent family" "a nice girl"

Related terms: respectable
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"

Related terms: proper
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"

Related terms: modest
5. [ adjective ] enough to meet a purpose
Synonyms: enough adequate

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

Related terms: sufficient
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
Similar spelling:   descent