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Behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability,
  1. Behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability
    • - she had the decency to come and confess
  2. Modesty and propriety
    • - a loose dress, rather too low-cut for decency
  3. The requirements of accepted or respectable behavior
    • - an appeal to common decencies
  4. Things required for a reasonable standard of life
    • - I can't afford any of the decencies of life

  1. the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
  2. the quality of being polite and respectable
  3. (decent) properly: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
  4. (decent) socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
  5. (decent) becoming: 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"
  6. (decent) conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
  7. (decent) adequate: sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
  8. (decent) decently clothed; "are you decent?"
  9. (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"
  10. Decency is the measure of an object's worth and value. See .
  11. (decent) Appropriate; suitable for the circumstances; Having a suitable conformity to basic moral standards; showing integrity, fairness, or other characteristics associated with moral uprightness; Sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen; Fair; good enough; okay; Significant; substantial
  12. (Decent (adjective)) One of its specialized meanings is "of high quality."
  13. (Decent) Very cool; something you are excited about. "The Kiss concert is going to be so decent."
  14. (decent) USA; Pittsburgh, PA;  adjective for chumpie.   "That movie last night was decent."
  15. Persons are decent when they will not deliberately enhance their welfare at the expense of another person's welfare. Decent persons are ethical if, and only if, they interpret "welfare" as synonymous with creativity. ...
  16. You agree that you will not transmit any information which is or might be considered to be lewd, pornographic or obscene.