Definition of decent
- decent language
- hard-working and decent folks
- it's very decent of them to help
I don't understand how so decent a person could be involved with this kind of crime.
He is a decent guy who would help anyone in need.
You need to do the decent thing and tell her what happened.
Are there any decent schools in that area?
I've got to get some decent clothes.
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First Known Use: 1539See Words from the same year
A1, bang-up, banner, capital, classic, crackerjack, dandy, divine, fabulous, fine, first-rate, grand, great, heavenly, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, prime, sensational, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful;
up to snuff;
: polite, moral, and honest
: showing kindness : seeming to care about the feelings or problems of other people
: good enough but not the best : adequate or acceptable
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