Indecent vs. Decent

Indecent vs. Decent — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Indecent and Decent

Indecentadjective

offensive to good taste

Decentadjective

(obsolete) Appropriate; suitable for the circumstances.

Indecentadjective

not in keeping with conventional moral values; improper, immodest or unseemly

Decentadjective

(of a person) Having a suitable conformity to basic moral standards; showing integrity, fairness, or other characteristics associated with moral uprightness.

Indecentadjective

not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society;

was buried with indecent hasteindecorous behaviorlanguage unbecoming to a ladyunseemly to use profanitymoved to curb their untoward ribaldry

Decentadjective

(informal) Sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen.

Are you decent? May I come in?
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Indecentadjective

offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters;

an earthy but not indecent storyan indecent gesture

Decentadjective

Fair; good enough; okay.

He's a decent saxophonist, but probably not good enough to make a career of it.

Indecentadjective

offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance;

a bathing suit considered indecent by local standards

Decentadjective

Significant; substantial.

There are a decent number of references out there, if you can find them.

Decentadjective

(obsolete) Comely; shapely; well-formed.

Decentadjective

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;

from a decent familya nice girl
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Decentadjective

according with custom or propriety;

her becoming modestycomely behaviorit is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for moneya decent burialseemly behavior

Decentadjective

conforming to conventions of sexual behavior;

speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd

Decentadjective

enough to meet a purpose;

an adequate incomethe food was adequatea decent wageenough foodfood enough

Decentadjective

decently clothed;

are you decent?

Decentadjective

observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress;

a modest neckline in her dressthough one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards

Decentadverb

in the right manner;

please do your job properly!can't you carry me decent?