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decent
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
decent /'di:snt/
  • tính từ
    • hợp với khuôn phép
    • đứng đắn, đoan trang, tề chỉnh
    • lịch sự, tao nhã
    • kha khá, tươm tất
      • a decent dinner: bữa ăn tươm tất
      • a decent income: số tiền thu nhập kha khá
    • (thông tục) tử tế, tốt
      • that's very decent of you to come: anh đến chơi thật tử tế quá
      • a decent fellow: người tử tế đứng đắn
    • (ngôn ngữ nhà trường), (từ lóng) hiền, không nghiêm khắc
Concise Dictionary
'diːsnt
adj.
+socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
+according with custom or propriety
+conforming to conventions of sexual behavior
+enough to meet a purpose
+decently clothed
+observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress
adv.
+in the right manner
Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 becoming, suitable, appropriate, proper, seemly, fitting:
Despite the life she led, the woman should have a decent burial.
2 seemly, decorous, tasteful, dignified, mannerly, nice, clean, respectable, polite, modest, presentable, acceptable:
Hereafter, you will use only decent language when speaking to me!
3 adequate, acceptable, passable, fair, competent, mediocre, middling, fair to middling, moderate, respectable, not bad, ordinary, so so, not outstanding, unimpressive, average, neither here nor there, all right, reasonable, tolerable, satisfactory, good enough, Colloq OK or okay:
Sales in the first quarter were decent but hardly outstanding.
4 courteous, proper, right, fair, honest, honourable, friendly, considerate, gracious, nice, thoughtful, obliging, kind, generous, accommodating:
You can count on David to do the decent thing.
5 chaste, pure, virtuous, modest, well-bred, decorous, well brought up, nice, respectable:
Caroline is a decent girl, but no great brain or beauty.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 (especially spoken) of a good enough standard or quality: a decent meal / job / place to live + I need a decent night's sleep.
2 (of people or behaviour) honest and fair; treating people with respect: ordinary, decent, hard-working people + Everyone said he was a decent sort of guy.
3 acceptable to people in a particular situation: a decent burial + That dress isn't decent. + She ought to have waited for a decent interval before getting married again.
4 (informal) wearing enough clothes to allow sb to see you: I can't go to the door-I'm not decent.
Compare: INDECENT
decently adverb: I escaped from the party as soon as was decently possible. + You need to be decently dressed to go for an interview.
Idioms: to do the decent thing to do what people or society expect, especially in a difficult situation: He did the decent thing and resigned.
Collocation Dictionary
adj

1 good/acceptable

VERBS

be, look
The pub looked decent enough.

ADV.

really, very | perfectly | half/halfway, pretty, quite
We had trouble finding a hotel that was halfway decent.
| enough

PREP.

to
My uncle has been pretty decent to me.

2 honest/respectable

VERBS

be

ADV.

very | perfectly, thoroughly

PHRASES

do the decent thing
I think the minister should do the decent thing and resign.


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