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  Words related to decent

Related / Similar Words: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly, nice, adequate, enough, properly, decently, in good order, right, the right way

 

Definition:
  • 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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    See Also: clean, unobjectionable, decorous, proper

     

    Pertainyms: proper

     

     
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