Synonyms of decent


1. decent, nice, respectable (vs. unrespectable)

usage: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"

2. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly, proper (vs. improper)

usage: 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"

3. decent (vs. indecent), clean#8, unobjectionable, decorous, proper

usage: conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana

4. adequate, decent, enough, sufficient (vs. insufficient)

usage: sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

5. decent, modest (vs. immodest)

usage: decently clothed; "are you decent?"

6. decent, modest (vs. immodest)

usage: 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"


1. properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way

usage: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"

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