HyperDic: decent

English > 7 senses of the word decent:
ADJECTIVEalldecent, nicesocially or conventionally correct
alldecent, fittingin harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion
alldecentconforming to conventions of sexual behavior
alldecentdecently clothed
alldecentobserving conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress
alldecent, satisfactory, acceptablemeeting requirements
ADVERBalldecent, properly, decently, rightin the right manner
decent > pronunciation
Soundsdiy'sahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > decent: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsocially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous.
Example"from a decent family"
Synonymnice
BroaderrespectableCharacterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
Spanishbuen, decente
Catalandecent
Nounsdecencythe quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
decencythe quality of being polite and respectable
Adverbsdecentlyin a decent manner
English > decent: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningIn harmony with the spirit of particular persons or occasion.
Synonymfitting
Broaderpropermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Spanishdecente, decoroso
Catalandecent
English > decent: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaningconforming to conventions of sexual behavior.
Example"speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
See alsoclean, unobjectionable(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements
decorousCharacterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
modestnot offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
propermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
OppositeindecentOffensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
Spanishdecente
Catalandecent
Nounsdecencythe quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
English > decent: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningdecently clothed.
Example"are you decent?"
Broadermodestnot offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdecente, visible
Catalandecent, visible
English > decent: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningobserving conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress.
Example "though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards"
Broadermodestnot offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Spanishdecente, honrado
Catalandecent, honrat
Nounsdecencythe quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
English > decent: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaningmeeting requirements.
Synonymssatisfactory, acceptable
BroadergoodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Spanishaceptable, satisfactorio
Catalanacceptable
English > decent: 7 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn the right manner.
Example "can't you carry me decent?"
Synonymsproperly, decently, right
OppositeimproperlyIn an improper way

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