- (UK) /ˈdiːsənt/
- (obsolete) Appropriate; suitable for the circumstances.
- (of a person) 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. exampleAre you decent? May I come in?
- Fair; good enough; okay.
- 1963, Margery Allingham , The China Governess , Foreword, http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2004261W , “A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.”
- Significant; substantial. exampleThere are a decent number of references out there, if you can find them.
- (obsolete) Comely; shapely; well-formed.
- A sable stole of cyprus lawn / Over thy decent shoulders drawn — Milton.