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Decent Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
  • 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"
  • decently clothed; "are you decent?"
  • 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"
  • socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
  • enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
  • in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can''t you carry me decent?"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Decent'


  • Mad Decent: Mad Decent is a Philadelphia via Los Angeles-based record label spearheaded by Diplo. The label has helped introduce Brazilian baile funk and Angolan kuduro
  • Churchmen's Committee for Decent Publications: The Churchmen's Committee for Decent Publications was a Protestant pro-censorship, anti-pornography advocacy group in the United States. It was a contemporary
  • Decent Work for Decent Pay: Decent Work for Decent Pay is a compilation album by American record producer Diplo. It contains remixes, original tracks and one song he has production
  • Not Quite Decent: Not Quite Decent (1929) is an early sound film or part-talkie, produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation, directed by Irving Cummings, and starring
  • Decent Days and Nights: "'Decent Days and Nights'" is the 2nd single by The Futureheads from the album The Futureheads. The remix of the song by Shy Child was released as a vinyl
  • AnyDecentMusic?: AnyDecentMusic? is a website that collates reviews of contemporary music albums, covering rock, pop, electronic, dance, folk, country, roots and urban
  • Decent work: Decent work is the availability of employment in conditions of freedom, equity, human security and dignity. According to the International Labour Organization
  • Decent Parties: Decent Parties is a 2009 Malayalam-language film by Abraham Lincoln starring Jagadish. Sudheendran (Jagadish) is a photographer and runs Padma Studio

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'Decent' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Decent Sample Sentences in News


  • A Decent Welfare State Increases Entrepreneurship
    It is actually counterintuitive, according the current standard way of thinking, that a decent welfare state will actually encourage more people to be entrepreneurs. It shouldn't be counterintuitive because it's a pretty obvious finding that if you reduce the consequences of people taking a risk then people will take more [...] Read more on this news related to 'Decent'
  • Why IBM’s Cash Flows and Earnings Are Concerning Investors
    In spite of no revenue growth, IBM (IBM) generated decent free cash flows (or FCF) of $6.6 billion in 4Q14. Read more on this news related to 'Decent'
  • LatAm credits drift higher amid decent demand
    Sovereigns proved to be the outperformers this week with recently tapped deals from Colombia and Peru soaring in the secondary markets despite the backup in US rates Thursday. Colombia's 5% 2045 was trading at around 102.125 mid market Thursday, marking a good two point jump since it was reopened at 99.366 earlier this year. It was a similar story for Peru' Read more on this news related to 'Decent'

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