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adjective as in kind, generous

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One rice cake lover suggested to the Chicago Tribune that rice cakes topped with beans were better than tacos, a statement that suggests that person had never had a decent taco.

From Eater

Any person who can still support this man is not a decent human being, period.

Only after the migrants settled and had years to claw back a decent life did some towns bounce back stronger.

In a series where Miami was comfortable letting anyone other than Giannis do that, it would have mattered a decent amount, I’d think.

The 11-megapixel shooter is decent enough for selfies, but taking a regular picture requires folding the Surface Duo with both screens facing out, and correctly pointing the side with the camera at the desired subject.

From Fortune

Almost everyone there will be a decent person and treat you well.

She assured me he was a decent human being and the love of her life.

I vividly recall, that day and the weeks afterward, people groping for a decent way forward.

I finish a decent game, type my initials, and decide to call it quits.

The problem is that being a decent person in an indecent situation is not enough, even though it may also be all you can do.

If I could catch Laura's eye—but I suppose it would hardly be decent to go just yet.

Both had appealed to Napoleon; consequently there was a decent pretext for sending a French army into Spain.

Good place to lop about, y' know; a decent place to sit, and a few books and cards and that sort of thing.

Never smoke when the pores are open: they absorb, and you are unfit for decent society.

For at least ten years previous to 1901, San Francisco had enjoyed a period of not only decent but honorable government.


On this page you'll find 206 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decent, such as: correct, good, honest, honorable, modest, and noble.

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