decent

The adjective decent means sufficient or acceptable. The local diner you like to frequent may not serve a four-star breakfast, but it probably has decent food.

Though the concept is a little dated, people of "decent society" are socially correct. They don't break the law, behave rudely, use impolite language, or wear inappropriate clothing. Decent can also mean "nice": Holding the door for a woman with a stroller is the decent thing to do. Lastly, decent can also mean "appropriately clothed" (or just "not naked"). If a stranger is knocking on your door, you're probably not going to answer it until you're decent.

Definitions of decent
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adj socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous

“from a decent family”
Synonyms:
nice
respectable
characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals

adj according with custom or propriety

“a decent burial”
Synonyms:
becoming, comely, comme il faut, decorous, seemly
proper
marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

adj sufficient for the purpose

“a decent wage”
Synonyms:
adequate, enough
sufficient
of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

adj decently clothed

“are you decent?”
Synonyms:
modest
not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

adj observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress

“though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards”
Synonyms:
modest
not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

adj conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

“"speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana”
Synonyms:
clean, unobjectionable
(of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers
decorous
characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
proper
marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Antonyms:
indecent
offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
dirty
(of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
crude, earthy, gross, vulgar
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
Hollywood
flashy and vulgar
indelicate
verging on the indecent
obscene
designed to incite to indecency or lust
suggestive
tending to suggest something improper or indecent
indecorous, indelicate
lacking propriety and good taste in manners and conduct
improper
not suitable or right or appropriate
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adv in the right manner

“can't you carry me decent?”
Synonyms:
decently, in good order, properly, right, the right way
Antonyms:
improperly
in an improper way

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