conforming to an acceptable standard or qualityNearby there is a village with a decent restaurant.
I never got a satisfactory answer.
I was only average academically.
He had a fair command of English.
`How was the school you attended?' `It was all right.'
The boy answered him in reasonable French.
There was not sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.
There was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
One in four people are without adequate homes.
I don't feel competent to deal with a medical emergency.
The design gave ample space for a good-sized kitchen.
Is there anywhere tolerable to eat in town?
up to scratch,
The meal was passable, but nothing special.
up to standard,
up to the mark
They get rid of those whose work isn't up to the mark.
fitting or properAfter a decent interval they invited their new neighbours round for dinner.
In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
This behaviour is not becoming among our politicians.
It wasn't seemly for a young boy to be courting this woman.
The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
You're not fit to be a mother!
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
suitable, , ,
She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
She was dressed demurely and wearing a suitably decorous expression.
comme il faut (French)
kind(informal) Most people around here are decent folk.
It's very good of you to help out at such short notice.
He was a very kind man, full of common sense.
He has been friendly to me.
I invited them to dinner as a neighbourly gesture of goodwill.
He was not generous enough to congratulate his successor.
The staff in the London office are helpful.
He was a most polite and obliging young man.
Not every friend is so accommodating.
He gave her a comradely grin.
Critics of the scheme take a less benign view.
He is always a gracious host.
a most benevolent employer
She had been surprised at how amiable and polite he had seemed.
The meeting ended on reasonably amicable terms.
Some children have more sociable personalities than others.
He was a warm-hearted friend and a genial host.
Many normally peaceable people were outraged.
They stood around the room chatting in small companionable groups.
conforming to conventions of sexual behaviourHe wanted to marry a decent woman.
He came from a respectable middle-class family.
The kids are very well brought up and have nice manners.
a pure and chaste maiden
She always wore modest clothing.
Her character was pure, her thoughts chaste.
His score had reached a presentable total.
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in the sense of acceptable
good enoughThere was one restaurant that looked acceptable.
in the sense of accommodating
willing to helpNot every friend is so accommodating.
in the sense of adequate
just enough in amount or just good enough in qualityOne in four people are without adequate homes.
Video: pronunciation of 'decent'
decent 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
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