decent - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    good, or good enough

    Are there any decent restaurants around here?

    Barcelona have a decent chance of winning the game.

  2. 2
    behaving towards other people in an honest, fair, and nice way

    a decent caring man

    it is decent of someone to do something:

    It was decent of David to offer to pay.

    be decent about something:

    When I told her the truth, she was quite decent about it.

  3. 3
    considered by most people to be moral, good, or reasonable

    It’s not decent to get married again so soon after your husband has died.

    do the decent thing (=do what is right):

    After such rudeness, the chairman should do the decent thing and apologize publicly.

  4. 4
    informal old-fashioned wearing enough clothes to not be embarrassed to let other people see you

    Don’t look – I’m not decent yet!

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