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


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

      adv 1: in a decent manner; "they don't know how to dress decently"
             [ant: indecently]
      2: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't
         you carry me decent?" [syn: properly, decent, in good
         order, right, the right way] [ant: improperly]