Meaning of “decent” in the English Dictionary

"decent" in British English

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decentadjective

uk /ˈdiː.sənt/ us /ˈdiː.sənt/

B2 socially acceptable or good:

Everyone should be entitled to a decent wage/standard of living.
I thought he was a decent person.
It was very decent (= kind) of you to help.
It made quite a decent-sized (= large) hole.
After the recent scandal, the priest is expected to do the decent thing and resign from his position.

informal dressed or wearing clothes:

Are you decent yet?
You can come in now, I'm decent.

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decently
adverb uk /ˈdiː.sənt.li/ us /ˈdiː.sənt.li/

(Definition of “decent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decent" in American English

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decentadjective

us /ˈdi·sənt/

acceptable, satisfactory, or reasonable:

We get good benefits, and the pay is decent.
It costs $100 to buy a decent sleeping bag.

Decent also means good or kind:

They’re just decent, ordinary people.

infml Decent also means wearing socially acceptable clothing:

When the players were showered and decent, the reporters were allowed in.
decently
adverb us /ˈdi·sənt·li/

Their employer treats them decently.

(Definition of “decent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)