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Pronounce Decent as D EH K EH N T.

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Phonetic transcription for decent

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of decent: | dɛkɛnt |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of decent: | dɛcɛnt |

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Meanings for decent

modest or proper

decent, nice(adj)

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

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

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"


conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

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

adequate, decent, enough(adj)

sufficient for the purpose

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


decently clothed

"are you decent?"


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"

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?"

conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue

as decent and kind a couple as you could ever hope to meet

following the accepted rules of moral conduct

demanded nothing less than decent behavior by the troops serving overseas

following the established traditions of refined society and good taste

decent clothing for someone attending a funeral, if only as a friend of a friend

free from any trace of the coarse or indecent

students were warned that their skits could be funny but still had to remain decent

of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards

he did a decent job on the project, but there's still room for improvement

Example Sentences of decent

I want Tom to have a decent life.

I want Tom to have a chance for a decent life.

I want to buy a decent guitar.

I thought you were a decent young woman.

With this much money, I could buy a very decent used car.

What we want is a chance to earn a decent living.

If you want your workers to be happy, you need to pay them a decent wage.

No decent people go to that place.

Recently, many people are finding it hard to make a decent living.

Tom has a decent salary.

Decent in different languages

  • لائقArabic
  • значителен благоприличен приличен Bulgarian
  • slušný Czech
  • anständig German
  • decente Spanish
  • kelpo kunnollinen pukeissa käypä rehellinen huomattava säädyllinen kunnon ihan hyvä Finnish
  • décent intègre substantiel French
  • cothromach, iomchaidhScots Gaelic
  • הגוןHebrew
  • presentabile perbene Italian
  • შესაფერისი წესიერი ზრდილი Georgian
  • 어지간한Korean
  • significant substantieel toonbaar redelijk integer Dutch
  • niezły przyzwoity Polish
  • decente Portuguese
  • порядочный неплохой хороший одетый благопристойный приличный Russian
  • spodobenSlovenian
  • anständig hyfsad Swedish
  • கண்ணியமான Tamil
  • adam gibi terbiyeli yeterli saygın makul edepli Turkish
  • ГіднийUkrainian

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