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Synonyms for decentˈdi sənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decent, nice(adj)

    socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

    "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"

    comme il faut, courteous, overnice, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, squeamish, gracious, dainty, enough, skillful, nice, prissy, seemly, decent

    improper, unrespectable, gross, immodest, deficient, Hollywood, crude, suggestive, indelicate, indecent, obscene, vulgar, insufficient, earthy

  2. becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly(adj)

    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"

    comme il faut, fair, bonnie, adequate, becoming, comely, bonny, enough, nice, decorous, sightly, seemly, decent

    suggestive, obscene, indelicate, improper, immodest, deficient, earthy, unrespectable, Hollywood, insufficient, gross, vulgar, crude, indecent

  3. decent(adj)

    conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

    "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana

    comme il faut, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, enough, nice, seemly

    Hollywood, improper, unrespectable, indecent, obscene, indelicate, earthy, gross, deficient, vulgar, suggestive, immodest, crude, insufficient

  4. adequate, decent, enough(adj)

    sufficient for the purpose

    "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

    comme il faut, fair to middling, comely, tolerable, passable, becoming, equal, decorous, adequate, enough, nice, seemly, decent

    improper, unrespectable, obscene, earthy, immodest, indelicate, vulgar, insufficient, gross, Hollywood, deficient, crude, indecent, suggestive

  5. decent(adj)

    decently clothed

    "are you decent?"

    comme il faut, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, enough, nice, seemly

    insufficient, earthy, vulgar, improper, obscene, suggestive, immodest, crude, Hollywood, indecent, indelicate, deficient, gross, unrespectable

  6. decent(adverb)

    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"

    comme il faut, adequate, decorous, comely, becoming, enough, nice, seemly

    deficient, Hollywood, crude, vulgar, suggestive, immodest, unrespectable, indecent, obscene, earthy, improper, gross, indelicate, insufficient

  7. properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way(adverb)

    in the right manner

    "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"

    in good order, the right way, by rights, powerful, decently, justly, flop, properly, right on, mightily, right, correctly, mighty, aright, decent

    indelicate, Hollywood, suggestive, immodest, insufficient, crude, deficient, gross, obscene, vulgar, unrespectable, earthy, improper, indecent


  1. decent(adjective)


  2. decent(adjective)

    Appropriate; suitable for the circumstances.


  3. decent(adjective)

    Having a suitable conformity to basic moral standards; showing integrity, fairness, or other characteristics associated with moral uprightness.


  4. decent(adjective)

    Sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen.


  5. decent(adjective)

    Fair; good enough; okay.


  6. decent(adjective)

    Significant; substantial.


  7. decent(adjective)

    Comely; shapely; well-formed.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decent

    That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.

    becoming, befitting, beseeming, comely, congruous, decorous, fit, fitting, graceful, meet, neat, proper, seemly, suitable, worthy

    awkward, ill-becoming, ill-fitting, improper, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable

    The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decent(a.)

    proper, becoming, fit, befitting, suitable, decorous, seemly, comely

  2. decent(a.)

    modest, delicate, pure

  3. decent(a.)

    tolerable, passable, moderate, respectable

Translations for decent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لائقArabic
  • значителен, благоприличен, приличенBulgarian
  • slušnýCzech
  • anständigGerman
  • decenteSpanish
  • kelpo, kunnollinen, pukeissa, käypä, rehellinen, huomattava, säädyllinen, kunnon, ihan hyväFinnish
  • décent, intègre, substantielFrench
  • cothromach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
  • הגוןHebrew
  • presentabile, perbeneItalian
  • შესაფერისი, წესიერი, ზრდილიGeorgian
  • 어지간한Korean
  • significant, substantieel, toonbaar, redelijk, integerDutch
  • niezły, przyzwoityPolish
  • decentePortuguese
  • порядочный, неплохой, хороший, одетый, благопристойный, приличныйRussian
  • spodobenSlovene
  • anständig, hyfsadSwedish
  • கண்ணியமானTamil
  • adam gibi, terbiyeli, yeterli, saygın, makul, edepliTurkish
  • ГіднийUkrainian

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