decent


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Synonyms for decent

Synonyms for decent

not lewd or obscene

being what is needed without being in excess

morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct

proper in appearance

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socially or conventionally correct

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according with custom or propriety

conforming to conventions of sexual behavior

sufficient for the purpose

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decently clothed

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observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress

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References in classic literature ?
But no decent, grown-up cat should be done to death -- unless he sucks eggs.
You wouldn't have thought Rusty very decent if you'd seen him when he came here," said Stella.
And if a cheque of decent amount came out of the envelope, such incident in itself was a whole drunk.
It's away from the railway; it's away from the high-road: it's kept by a decent, respectable Scotchwoman--"
How base and mean must that woman be, how void of that dignity of mind, and decent pride, without which we are not worthy the name of human creatures, who can bear to level herself with the lowest animal, and to sacrifice all that is great and noble in her, all her heavenly part, to an appetite which she hath in common with the vilest branch of the creation
Jenny now lifted her eyes from the ground, and with a modest look and decent voice thus began:--
You've got as much money to waste as any of 'em, and yet you stick to what's decent and moderate.
You've got the money and the looks, and you're a decent boy.
If decent people won't go into it, of course it's bound to go all wrong.
One longed to throw off that yoke that crushed us, all decent people among us.
And this modest ambition had been realized for him by a group of what he was accustomed to refer to as decent old bucks, who had installed him as secretary of that aristocratic and exclusive club, Brown's in St James Street, at an annual salary of four hundred pounds.
You know, it was decent of the old boy to say that.
He conceived himself to be calm -- inexorably calm; but as a matter of fact he was daunted; not abjectly, but only so far as a decent man may, without becoming loathsome to himself.
He did not think it was decent of them to be nagging at him like this.
Bradley Headstone, in his decent black coat and waistcoat, and decent white shirt, and decent formal black tie, and decent pantaloons of pepper and salt, with his decent silver watch in his pocket and its decent hair-guard round his neck, looked a thoroughly decent young man of six-and-twenty.