Crossword clues for decent
- Going down south, wanting to be respectable
- Church set in a hollow is respectable
- Some made centuries, honest!
- Not completely nude - centrefold’s wearing clothes!
- Respectable lineage Society ignored
- Proper journey down mountain maybe without first sign of snow
- Polite - fitting
- Covered, in a way
- In good taste
- Suitably dressed
- Properly clothed
- Sufficiently clothed
- Polite, respectable
- Polite — fitting
- Fairly good
- Wearing clothes, as it were
- Not obscene
- Dressed, informally
- A step above "meh"
- Clothed, so to speak
- Dressed, so to speak
- Clothed, informally
- Adequate, as a living
- Not half bad
- Not naked
- Ready to receive visitors, say
- Pretty good
- Respectable or clothed
- Not too awful
- Proper and fitting
- Not in a state of dishabille
- Good editor raised money
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
decent \de"cent\ (d[=e]"sent), a. [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[=a][,c] to grant, to give; and perh. akin to E. attire, tire: cf. F. d['e]cent. Cf. Decorate, Decorum, Deign.]
Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
Before his decent steps.
Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
Comely; shapely; well-formed. [Archaic]
A sable stole of cyprus lawn Over thy decent shoulders drawn.
By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed.
Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.
A decent retreat in the mutability of human affairs.
--Burke. -- De"cent*ly, adv. -- De"cent*ness, n.
clothed \clothed\ adj.
wearing clothing. [Narrower terms: adorned(predicate), bedecked(predicate), decked(predicate), decked out(predicate); appareled, attired, clad, dressed, garbed, garmented, habilimented, robed; arrayed, panoplied; breeched, pantalooned, trousered; bundled-up; caparisoned; cassocked: costumed: decent] [Narrower terms: dight] [Narrower terms: dressed-up, dressed to the nines(predicate), dressed to kill(predicate), dolled up, spruced up, spiffed up] [Narrower terms: heavy-coated] [Narrower terms: overdressed] [Narrower terms: petticoated] [Narrower terms: red-coated, lobster-backed] [Narrower terms: surpliced] [Narrower terms: togged dressed esp in smart clothes)] [Narrower terms: turned out] [Narrower terms: underdressed] [Narrower terms: uniformed] [Narrower terms: vestmented] Also See: adorned, decorated. Antonym: unclothed.
covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak. fog-cloaked meadows
Syn: cloaked, draped, mantled, wrapped.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1530s, "proper to one's station or rank," also "tasteful," from Middle French décent, or directly from Latin decentem (nominative decens) "becoming, seemly, fitting, proper," present participle of decere "to be fitting or suitable," from PIE *deke-, from root *dek- "to take, accept, to receive, greet, be suitable" (cognates: Greek dokein "to appear, seem, think," dekhesthai "to accept;" Sanskrit daśasyati "shows honor, is gracious," dacati "makes offerings, bestows;" Latin docere "to teach," decus "grace, ornament"). Meaning "kind, pleasant" is from 1902. Are you decent? (1949) was originally backstage theater jargon for "are you dressed."
a. 1 (context obsolete English) appropriate; suitable for the circumstances. 2 (context of a person English) Having a suitable conformity to basic moral standards; showing integrity, fairness, or other characteristics associated with moral uprightness. 3 Sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen. 4 fair; good enough; okay.
adj. socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: nice]
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" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly]
conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana [ant: indecent]
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"
Usage examples of "decent".
Mothering girls without a decent pair of jeans to their names, she could not have married the Afrikaner doctor in Brits who was in love with her, and mothered children he would take to the segregated Dutch Reformed Church every Sunday.
After all, he seemed like a decent man, perhaps in his fifties, cleanly dressed in what I regarded as the Alaskan uniform: turtleneck, heavy wool shirt, jeans, and mukluks.
As soon as he could get a decent Albanian to replace him, Nicu was going to be a graveyard boy.
As soon as I can get a decent Albanian to replace you, you are going to be a graveyard boy.
The image of a free constitution was preserved with decent reverence: the Roman senate appeared to possess the sovereign authority, and devolved on the emperors all the executive powers of government.
Eoghar and ep Ardris and the rest could have joy, he thought in dark rage: they had made no decent request to go back to their kin, if that was where they were bound, and it was as likely they were deserting outright to hide in the hills.
Can it be you are not Avarians after all but creatures of the Enemy come to inhabit the bodies of decent people?
American savages, they might as well bring back some decent English sports like bearbaiting and cockfights.
But most found it to be the smell of progress, a decent, earthly aroma of beets turning themselves into gold.
Why should a decent and kindly writer like Ernest Bramah find the crushing of the proletariat a pleasant vision?
The crane was tall enough to provide them decent cover, but its bridgework was no sure protection from laser fire.
Even now the children were being shown around the Carinthian Municipal Abattoir and perhaps that would get them to give some decent performances.
His contributions to various organizations had caused an assortment of chairmen and chairladies and executive secretaries, upon news of his death, to have a deep and decent interest in the terms of his will, but except for a few modest bequests everything had gone to his widow.
And the apprentices were a decent bunch, until the comas swung in from space.
It certainly carried the kind of historic pedigree that would please a British-Canadian lord, it was widely held with no control blocks that would have demanded premium prices, and it was a well and conservatively managed enterprise, ideal for the Thomson habit of acquiring companies that turned decent profits without requiring day-to-day involvement.