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decentadjective

uk   us   /ˈdiː.sənt/
B2 sociallyacceptable 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 tohelp. It made ​quite a decent-sized (= ​large)hole. After the ​recentscandal, the ​priest is ​expected to do the decent thing and ​resign from his ​position. informal dressed or ​wearingclothes: Are you decent ​yet? You can come in now, I'm decent.

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decently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of decent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​sleepingbag. Decent also ​means good or ​kind: They’re just decent, ​ordinarypeople. infml Decent also ​meanswearingsociallyacceptableclothing: When the ​players were ​showered and decent, the ​reporters were ​allowed in.
decently
adverb  us   /ˈdi·sənt·li/
Their ​employertreats them decently.
(Definition of decent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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