wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup

NEW: Pecarus, by Lexmilian de Mello,
A Book of Poetry Inspired by Wordswarm.net

Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Decene
Decennaries
Decennary
Decennia
Decennial
decennially
decennium
Decenniums
Decennoval
Decennovary
Decent
decentalisation
decenter
Decentness
decentralisation
decentralise
decentralised
decentralising
decentralization
decentralize
decentralized
decentralized control
decentralized execution
decentralizing
decenylene
Deceptibility
Deceptible

Full-text Search for "decently"
1882


decently definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adv
1: in a decent manner; "they don't know how to dress decently" [ant: indecently]
2: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?" [syn: properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way] [ant: improperly]

Merriam Webster's

adverb see decent

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Decent De"cent, a. [L. decens, decentis, p. pr. of decere to be fitting or becoming; akin to decus glory, honor, ornament, Gr. ? to seem good, to seem, think; cf. Skr. d?c to grant, to give; and perh. akin to E. attire, tire: cf. F. d['e]cent. Cf. Decorate, Decorum, Deig?.] 1. Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language. --Shak. Before his decent steps. --Milton. 2. Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest. 3. Comely; shapely; well-formed. [Archaic] A sable stole of cyprus lawn Over thy decent shoulders drawn. --Milton. By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed. --Pope. 4. 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. --Burke. -- De"cent*ly, adv. -- De"cent*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see decent

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

de'-sent-li (euschemonos): Only once is this word found in our English Bible (1Co 14:40). It is in the last verse of that remarkable chapter on the proper use of spiritual gifts in the church and the proper conduct of public worship. It does not refer here to absence of impurity or obscenity. It rather refers to good order in the conduct of public worship. All things that are done and said in public worship are to be in harmony with that becoming and reverent spirit and tone that befit the true worshippers of God.

Moby Thesaurus

acceptably, adequately, advantageously, advisably, aesthetically, appropriately, artistically, becomingly, blamelessly, congruously, conscientiously, conveniently, correctly, decorously, desirably, elegantly, erectly, expediently, fairishly, fairly, fairly well, fastidiously, feasibly, fitly, fittingly, genteelly, gracefully, high-mindedly, honestly, honorably, immaculately, in good taste, irreproachably, justly, meticulously, moderately, morally, nicely, nobly, opportunely, passably, practically, presentably, pretty, pretty well, properly, punctiliously, purely, quietly, rather, reputably, respectably, righteously, rightly, satisfactorily, scrupulously, seasonably, seemly, simply, sortably, stainlessly, suitably, tastefully, to advantage, tolerably, unexceptionably, unimpeachably, unobtrusively, unspottedly, uprightly, upstandingly, virtuously, well enough, with taste, worthily



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup