decent

Definition of decent

de´cent   Pronunciation: dē´sent
a.1.Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
Before his decent steps.
- Milton.
2.Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
3.Comely; shapely; well-formed.
A sable stole of cyprus lawn
Over thy decent shoulders drawn.
- Milton.
By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed.
- Pope.
4.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.

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