Definition of 'decent'

See related content

Synonyms of "decent"
Synonyms of "decent"
French Translation of "decent"
French Translation of "decent"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : moko
Word of the day : moko
Hindi Translation of "decent"
Hindi Translation of "decent"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar
Collins English Dictionary apps
Collins English Dictionary apps

Video: pronunciation of 'decent'

Example sentences containing 'decent'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
You had to be on your mettle to get a decent seat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your reputation for being a decent guy may be gone already where your colleagues are concerned. The Sun (2016)It's decent banter and people always come for me. The Sun (2016)He just struck me as a genuinely decent, kind man. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Decent people here are disgusted. The Sun (2016)There's a decent chance he's well weighted. The Sun (2016)If he can bounce back to his Wetherby form, he goes there with a really decent chance. The Sun (2017)At least it gave the guys one decent story about the time they met a World Cup winner. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They came away and did a decent job. The Sun (2011)The depth to which you sank is astounding and highly shocking to all decent people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We were brought up to be decent and honest. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The furlong shorter distance and sharper track are in his favour so he has a decent chance. The Sun (2015)There has to be something decent in there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to give these guys a decent shot. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They will grow up without access to decent education or medicine or housing. Christianity Today (2000)No question it needs a decent kit man. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He should be given a decent burial and shown due respect. The Sun (2013)And he has done a pretty decent job. The Sun (2012)They attempt to keep the politics of their own land honest and decent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a decent chance and should have been taken. The Sun (2012) Something other than decent attributes will be required if the exceptional is to be attained. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Think about why you wreck things with decent guys. The Sun (2013)By all accounts he was a decent man. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bond allows them to do that - and get a decent return. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were so polite and spoke decent English. The Sun (2009)You can see this house is a decent, normal household. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Trends of 'decent'

In Common Usage. decent is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:

Translations for 'decent'

British English: decent /ˈdiːsnt/ ADJECTIVE
Decent means acceptable in standard or quality.
He didn't get a decent explanation.
  • American English: decent
  • Arabic: مُحْتَرَم
  • Brazilian Portuguese: decente
  • Chinese: 像样的
  • Croatian: pristojan
  • Czech: ucházející
  • Danish: anstændig
  • Dutch: fatsoenlijk
  • European Spanish: decente
  • Finnish: kunnollinen
  • French: décent
  • German: anständig
  • Greek: αξιοπρεπής
  • Italian: decente
  • Japanese: きちんとした
  • Korean: 신분에 맞는
  • Norwegian: anstendig
  • Polish: przyzwoity
  • European Portuguese: decente
  • Romanian: adecvat
  • Russian: пристойный
  • Latin American Spanish: decente
  • Swedish: hygglig
  • Thai: เหมาะสม
  • Turkish: uygun
  • Ukrainian: достойний
  • Vietnamese: nghiêm chỉnh


Definition of decent from the Collins English Dictionary
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access