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Dictionary definition for: Decent

1. (s) socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family" "a nice girl"

2. (r) in the right manner; "please do your job properly!" "can''t you carry me decent?"

3. (s) 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"

4. (a) conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana

5. (s) enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income" "the food was adequate" "a decent wage" "enough food" "food enough"

6. (s) decently clothed; "are you decent?"

7. (s) 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"

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