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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)

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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)
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