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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·cent /ˈdisṇt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 de·cent 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. [Archaic]
 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.
 -- De*cent*ly, adv. -- De*cent*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;
             "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: nice]
      2: 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]
      3: conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in
         this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"-
         George Santayana [ant: indecent]
      4: enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food
         was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food
         enough" [syn: adequate, enough]
      5: decently clothed; "are you decent?"
      6: 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"
      adv : in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't
            you carry me decent?" [syn: properly, decently, in
            good order, right, the right way] [ant: improperly]