Definition and Meanings for decent

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Decent is ranked 3,908 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of decent

adjective, adverb, noun

Etymology of decent

l. decens, decentis, p. pr. of decere to be fitting or becoming; akin to decus glory, honor, ornament, gr. dokei^n to seem good, to seem, think; cf. skr. d to grant, to give; and perh. akin to e. attire, tire: cf. f. d. cf. decorate, decorum, deign

Meaning of decent


as adjective

  • suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
  • free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
  • comely; shapely; well-formed.
  • moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.

as adverb, noun

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