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See definition of decently on Dictionary.com
  • as inadequately
  • as incorrectly
  • as inenough
  • as injustly
  • as inmorally
  • as inright

synonyms for decently

  • appropriately
  • competently
  • satisfactorily
  • sufficiently
  • abundantly
  • acceptably
  • capably
  • copiously
  • fairly well
  • fittingly
  • modestly
  • pleasantly enough
  • presentably
  • suitably
  • to an acceptable degree
  • tolerably
  • well enough
  • properly
  • conscientiously
  • dispassionately
  • equitably
  • ethically
  • evenly
  • honestly
  • honorably
  • impartially
  • lawfully
  • legitimately
  • morally
  • objectively
  • reliably
  • righteously
  • sincerely
  • squarely
  • virtuously
  • without bias
  • without prejudice

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What is another word for decently?

Decently is the adverb form of the adjective decent, which has a few main meanings: it can be used to describe a good, upstanding person (or their actions), or it can mean adequate or passable. These are the senses usually captured by the adverb.

uprightly

To treat others decently involves behaving uprightly, virtuously, properly, or honorably toward them. It often means treating them well, in a way that conforms to the socially accepted standard.

However, decently can also mean adequately.

adequately

To do something decently is to do it adequately, passably, or acceptably. Saying that you’re paid decently usually means that you’re adequately compensated for your work. This implies that the pay is perhaps not great but definitely not bad—it’s decent.

Words similar to this sense of decently are satisfactorily, suitably, sufficiently, and tolerably, though each has different shades of meaning, with some implying a less positive (though not necessarily negative) assessment.

What’s the difference between decently and decorously?

What does it mean to be decently dressed?

What is the opposite (antonym) of decently?

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antonyms for decently

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  • inadequately
  • insufficiently
  • unequally
  • unsatisfactorily
  • unsuitably
  • unjustly
  • wrongly
  • flawed
  • inaccurately
  • incorrectly
  • mistakenly
  • dishonorably
  • wrongly
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How to use decently in a sentence

If you’ve let yourself go and haven’t touched the bike for a while, 20 miles is still eminently manageable, and a few rides at that length will get you back into decent shape.
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Halfway through the 2020 NFL season, we have a decent idea about who the best and worst teams are — even if most of this year’s contenders have flaws that could keep them from reaching their full potential in the playoffs.
THE STEELERS AND BILLS HAVE BEEN HISTORICALLY LUCKY SO FAR. THE CHARGERS … HAVE NOT.NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)NOVEMBER 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The game is best served as a decent foundation for the next few games.
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The camera takes decent photos and more impressive 4K videos.
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Garrett Gilbert had some decent moments as he succeeded Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton and Ben DiNucci as the starting QB.
NFL WEEK 10 POWER RANKINGS: SAINTS MOVE UP ON THE HEELS OF THE STEELERS AND CHIEFSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That’s to say there is no shortage of veteran starters who, like Ray, may hunt a one-year deal with a decent-sized salary.
THE BLUE JAYS’ ROBBIE RAY SIGNING COULD GIVE THE NATIONALS A TEMPLATEJESSE DOUGHERTYNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Besides this downside, it remains a decent stretch of weather for outdoor activities.
PM UPDATE: WARM, STAGNANT AIR CONTINUES INTO TOMORROWA. CAMDEN WALKERNOVEMBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Going into election night, the teams had a decent sense of how many people had voted by mail and in person, and might be able to use polling to figure out whom those people voted for.
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There’s already a decent amount of misinformation out there about poll watchers, but experts are worried about the effect those recruited by the Republican Party to watch for “fraud” could have on minority voters in Democratic-leaning districts.
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“Anywhere, if the pay’s decent, people will come,” Assemblyman Jim Cooper said.
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WORDS RELATED TO DECENTLY

  • abundantly
  • acceptably
  • appropriately
  • capably
  • competently
  • copiously
  • decently
  • fairly well
  • fittingly
  • modestly
  • pleasantly enough
  • presentably
  • satisfactorily
  • sufficiently
  • suitably
  • to an acceptable degree
  • tolerably
  • well enough
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