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de·cent

decent

 
 
pronunciation:
di snt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: proper or suitable.
In some parts of the world, it is not decent for a woman to show her hair in public.
synonyms:
appropriate, proper, suitable
antonyms:
improper, indecent, nasty, obscene, vulgar
similar words:
respectable
definition 2: fairly good; satisfactory.
She is a decent cook but will never be a chef.
synonyms:
acceptable, adequate, satisfactory
similar words:
fair, good, moderate, reasonable, respectable, sufficient
definition 3: kind and thoughtful.
It was decent of him to help me carry the groceries.
synonyms:
considerate, kind, thoughtful
antonyms:
inconsiderate, unkind
similar words:
courteous, generous, good, obliging
derivations: decently (adv.), decentness (n.)