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Decent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    decent adj
  1. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: nice]
  2. 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" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly]
  3. conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana [ant: indecent]
  4. enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough" [syn: adequate, enough]
  5. decently clothed; "are you decent?"
  6. 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" adv : in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?" [syn: properly, decently, in good order, right, the right way] [ant: improperly]
Decent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Decent \De"cent\, a. [L. decens, decentis, p. pr. of decere to be fitting or becoming; akin to decus glory, honor, ornament, Gr. ? to seem good, to seem, think; cf. Skr. d?c to grant, to give; and perh. akin to E. attire, tire: cf. F. d['e]cent. Cf. Decorate, Decorum, Deig?.]
  1. Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language. --Shak. Before his decent steps. --Milton.
  2. Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
  3. Comely; shapely; well-formed. [Archaic] A sable stole of cyprus lawn Over thy decent shoulders drawn. --Milton. By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed. --Pope.

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* Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H.L. Mencken

* It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man. - David Harris

* Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay. - Millard Fuller


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