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Word: decent

decent
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  • adj conforming to conventions of sexual behavior
    Examples
    • speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd
  • adv in the right manner; correctly; suitably
    Synonyms

    decently, properly, right

    Examples
    • please do your job properly!
    • can't you carry me decent?
  • adj socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    Synonyms

    nice

    Examples
    • from a decent family
    • a nice girl
  • adj in harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
    Synonyms

    fitting

    Examples
    • a decent burial
    • We have come to dedicate a portion of that field...It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this
  • adj sufficiently clothed to see visitors or appear in public
    Examples
    • are you decent?
  • adj observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress
    Examples
    • though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards
  • adj meeting requirements
    Examples
    • the step makes a satisfactory seat
    • I would kill for a decent cup of coffee
    • a decent wage
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010