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Decent vs. Honest

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Decentadjective

(obsolete) Appropriate; suitable for the circumstances.

Honestadjective

(of a person or institution) Scrupulous with regard to telling the truth; not given to swindling, lying, or fraud; upright.

‘We're the most honest people you will ever come across.’;

Decentadjective

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

Honestadjective

(of a statement) True, especially as far as is known by the person making the statement; fair; unbiased.

‘an honest account of events; honest reporting’;

Decentadjective

(informal) Sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen.

‘Are you decent? May I come in?’;

Honestadjective

In good faith; without malice.

‘an honest mistake’;

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Decentadjective

Fair; good enough; okay.

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

Honestadjective

(of a measurement device) Accurate.

‘an honest scale’;

Decentadjective

Significant; substantial.

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

Honestadjective

Authentic; full.

‘an honest day's work’;

Decentadjective

(obsolete) Comely; shapely; well-formed.

Honestadjective

Earned or acquired in a fair manner.

‘an honest dollar’;

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Decentadjective

Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.

‘Before his decent steps.’;

Honestadjective

Open; frank.

‘an honest countenance’;

Decentadjective

Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.

Honestadjective

(obsolete) Decent; honourable; suitable; becoming.

Decentadjective

Comely; shapely; well-formed.

‘A sable stole of cyprus lawnOver thy decent shoulders drawn.’; ‘By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed.’;

Honestadjective

(obsolete) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.

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Decentadjective

Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.

‘A decent retreat in the mutability of human affairs.’;

Honestverb

(obsolete) To adorn or grace; to honour; to make becoming, appropriate, or honourable.

Decentadjective

socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;

‘from a decent family’; ‘a nice girl’;

Honestadverb

(colloquial) Honestly; really.

‘It wasn’t my fault, honest.’;

Decentadjective

according with custom or propriety;

‘her becoming modesty’; ‘comely behavior’; ‘it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money’; ‘a decent burial’; ‘seemly behavior’;

Honestadjective

Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.

‘Belong what honest clothes you send forth to bleaching!’;

Decentadjective

conforming to conventions of sexual behavior;

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

Honestadjective

Characterized by integrity or fairness and straightforwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; - said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.

‘An honest man's the noblest work of God.’; ‘An honest physician leaves his patient when he can contribute no farther to his health.’; ‘Look ye out among you seven men of honest report.’; ‘Provide things honest in the sight of all men.’;

Decentadjective

enough to meet a purpose;

‘an adequate income’; ‘the food was adequate’; ‘a decent wage’; ‘enough food’; ‘food enough’;

Honestadjective

Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.

Decentadjective

decently clothed;

‘are you decent?’;

Honestadjective

Chaste; faithful; virtuous.

‘Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.’;

Decentadjective

observing conventional sexual mores in speech or behavior or dress;

‘a modest neckline in her dress’; ‘though one of her shoulder straps had slipped down, she was perfectly decent by current standards’;

Honestverb

To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.

Decentadverb

in the right manner;

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

Honestadjective

not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent;

‘honest lawyers’; ‘honest reporting’; ‘an honest wage’; ‘honest weight’;

Decentadjective

conforming with generally accepted standards of respectable or moral behaviour

‘a decent clean-living individual’;

Honestadjective

without dissimulation; frank;

‘my honest opinion’;

Decentadjective

appropriate; fitting

‘they would meet again after a decent interval’;

Honestadjective

worthy of being depended on;

‘a dependable worker’; ‘an honest working stiff’; ‘a reliable source of information’; ‘he was true to his word’; ‘I would be true for there are those who trust me’;

Decentadjective

not likely to shock or embarrass others

‘a decent high-necked dress’;

Honestadjective

free from guile;

‘his answer was simple and honest’;

Decentadjective

sufficiently clothed to see visitors

‘‘Hello, miss? Are you decent?’’;

Honestadjective

without pretensions;

‘worked at an honest trade’; ‘good honest food’;

Decentadjective

of an acceptable standard; satisfactory

‘people need decent homes’;

Honestadjective

habitually speaking the truth;

‘an honest man’; ‘a veracious witness’;

Decentadjective

good

‘there's a few decent players in the team’;

Honestadjective

marked by truth;

‘gave honest answers’;

Decentadjective

kind, obliging, or generous

‘that's awfully decent of you’;

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