decent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dē'sunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. conforming to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc., as in behavior or speech.
  2. respectable; worthy: a decent family.
  3. adequate; fair; passable: a decent wage.
  4. kind; obliging; generous: It was very decent of him to lend me his watch.
  5. suitable; appropriate: She did not have a decent coat for the cold winter.
  6. of fairly attractive appearance: a decent face.
  7. wearing enough clothing to appear in public.
  8. great; wonderful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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