decent

[ dee-suhnt ]
/ ˈdi sənt /

adjective

Origin of decent

1485–95; < Latin decent- (stem of decēns) fitting (present participle of decēre to be fitting; see -ent), akin to decus honor

Related forms

de·cent·ly, adverbde·cent·ness, noun

Can be confused

decent descent dissent
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British Dictionary definitions for decent

decent

/ (ˈdiːsənt) /

adjective

Derived Forms

decently, adverbdecentness, noun

Word Origin for decent

C16: from Latin decēns suitable, from decēre to be fitting
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