decent


decent
01. Masa is a really [decent] guy who would never lie to his girlfriend.
02. It's hard to find a [decent] restaurant in this town; all they seem to have is fast food places.
03. The released prisoners of war said they were treated [decently] by the enemy.
04. It is hard to get a [decent] education for one's children when the government continues to cut the education budget.
05. My mother didn't think it was [decent] to see other men after my dad died, but we hated to see her all alone.
06. The company president felt that [decency] required he resign after making decisions that almost bankrupted the company.
07. Nowadays, it is hard to earn a [decent] living unless both partners in a marriage are working.
08. My grandmother thinks it is [indecent] for people to have sex before marriage.
09. Actor James Earl Jones once suggested that because criminals carry guns, law-abiding citizens should also have guns, otherwise the criminals will win and [decent] people will lose.
10. No [decent] girl would go out with a boy like him. He's unemployed, impolite and untrustworthy.
11. He's pretty [decent] on defense but he's not one to score goals.
12. We were able to get a nice sofa at a [decent] price during the big sale.
13. He has been earning a [decent] income for a number of years now, and can afford to buy quite a nice house.
14. A [decent] home is a basic necessity of life.
15. The boys made a [decent] effort, but they still lost the game.
16. In November 2004, an aide to President George W. Bush suggested that in order to achieve a hopeful and [decent] society, the government would seek to ban same-sex marriage.

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  • décent — décent, ente [ desɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XVe; lat. decens, de decere → décence 1 ♦ Qui est conforme à la décence (notamment en matière sexuelle). ⇒ bienséant, convenable. Une conduite peu décente. Tenue décente. ⇒ chaste, pudique. 2 ♦ Vieilli Qui a de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • decent — DECÉNT, Ă, decenţi, te, adj. Cuviincios, pudic. – Din fr. décent, lat. decens, ntis. Trimis de RACAI, 27.03.2009. Sursa: DEX 98  Decent ≠ indecent, necuviincios, impertinent, insolent, neruşinat, obraznic Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decent — [dē′sənt] adj. [MFr décent < L decens (gen decentis), prp. of decere, to befit < IE base * dek̑ , to receive, greet, be suitable, teach > Sans da̍kšati, (he) is helpful, L docere, to teach, Gr dokein, to think, seem] 1. proper and… …   English World dictionary

  • décent — décent, ente (dé san, san t ) adj. 1°   Qui est conforme à la décence. Costume décent. Mise décente. •   Ce n est point assez que les moeurs du théâtre ne soient point mauvaises, il faut encore qu elles soient décentes et instructives, LA BRUY. I …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • décent — DÉCENT, ENTE. adject. Qui est dans les termes de la décence, selon les règles de la bienséance et de l honnêteté extérieure. Il n est pas décent à un Magistrat de... Être en habit décent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • decent — 1530s, proper to one s station or rank, also tasteful, from M.Fr. décent, or directly from L. decentem (nom. decens) becoming, seemly, fitting, proper, prp. of decere to be fitting or suitable, from PIE *deke , from root *dek to take, accept, to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • decent — [adj1] respectable, appropriate approved, becoming, befitting, chaste, clean, comely, comme il faut, conforming, continent, correct, decorous, delicate, ethical, fit, fitting, good, honest, honorable, immaculate, mannerly, modest, moral, nice,… …   New thesaurus

  • decent — Decent, [decen]te. adj. Qui est dans les termes de la decence, selon les regles de la bienseance, & de l honnesteté exterieure. Il n est pas decent à un Magistrat. estre en habit decent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • decent — Decent, et convenable, Decens. Il est decent et raisonnable de faire ainsi, Fieri sic decet. Cic …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Decēnt — (v. lat.), schicklich, anständig; daher Decenz, Anstand, Schicklichkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon