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decenter

[dee-sen-ter]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to put out of center.
  2. to make eccentric.
Also especially British, de·cen·tre.

Origin of decenter

First recorded in 1885–90; de- + center
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Examples from the Web for decenter

Historical Examples

  • "It's decenter than he deserves, in my opinion, enough sight," Mary muttered.

    Three People

    Pansy

  • Come, now, this vampyre's a decenter fellow than I thought him.

    Varney the Vampire

    Thomas Preskett Prest

  • I don't mind having the house full, either, only I want you to get decenter people in it.

  • I shall be here a week, and be bright and early enough to get into a decenter house than this is, and be glad to join you.

  • I am in another man's skin; for what, after all, is a skin but a soul's clothing, and what is clothing but a decenter skin?

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton