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 for decent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  decent \de"cent\ (d[=e]"sent), a. [L. decens, decentis, p. pr.
     of decere to be fitting or becoming; akin to decus glory,
     honor, ornament, Gr. dokei^n to seem good, to seem, think;
     cf. Skr. d[=a][,c] to grant, to give; and perh. akin to E.
     attire, tire: cf. F. d['e]cent. Cf. Decorate, Decorum,
     Deign.]
     1. Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming;
        fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent
        language. --Shak.
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              Before his decent steps.              --Milton.
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     2. Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
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     3. Comely; shapely; well-formed. [Archaic]
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              A sable stole of cyprus lawn
              Over thy decent shoulders drawn.      --Milton.
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              By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed. --Pope.
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     4. Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable;
        fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a
        decent fortune; a decent person.
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              A decent retreat in the mutability of human affairs.
                                                    --Burke.
        -- De"cent*ly, adv. -- De"cent*ness, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  clothed \clothed\ adj.
     1. wearing clothing. [Narrower terms: adorned(predicate),
        bedecked(predicate), decked(predicate), decked
        out(predicate); appareled, attired, clad, dressed,
        garbed, garmented, habilimented, robed; arrayed,
        panoplied; breeched, pantalooned, trousered;
        bundled-up; caparisoned; cassocked: costumed:
        decent] [Narrower terms: dight] [Narrower terms:
        dressed-up, dressed to the nines(predicate), dressed to
        kill(predicate), dolled up, spruced up, spiffed up]
        [Narrower terms: gowned] [Narrower terms: habited]
        [Narrower terms: heavy-coated] [Narrower terms:
        overdressed] [Narrower terms: petticoated] [Narrower
        terms: red-coated, lobster-backed] [Narrower terms:
        surpliced] [Narrower terms: togged dressed esp in smart
        clothes)] [Narrower terms: turned out] [Narrower terms:
        underdressed] [Narrower terms: uniformed] [Narrower
        terms: vestmented] Also See: adorned, decorated.
        Antonym: unclothed.
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     2. covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak.
        fog-cloaked meadows
  
     Syn: cloaked, draped, mantled, wrapped.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decent
      adv 1: 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]
      adj 1: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;
             "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: decent,
             nice]
      2: 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" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il
         faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
      3: conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this
         circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George
         Santayana [ant: indecent]
      4: sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food
         was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
         [syn: adequate, decent, enough]
      5: decently clothed; "are you decent?"
      6: 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  228 Moby Thesaurus words for "decent":
     Christian, Christlike, Christly, OK, acceptable, accepted,
     accommodating, according to Hoyle, acknowledged, adequate,
     admissible, admitted, advantageous, advisable, affable,
     affectionate, agreeable, all right, amiable, ample, appropriate,
     approved, ascetic, austere, average, barely sufficient, becoming,
     befitting, being done, benevolent, benign, benignant,
     better than nothing, blameless, brotherly, chaste, civil, clean,
     comfortable, comme il faut, commensurate, common, compassionate,
     competent, complaisant, compliant, condign, conformable,
     conforming, congruous, considerate, convenient, conventional,
     correct, corresponding, courteous, creditable, customary,
     de rigueur, decorous, delicate, desirable, dignified, due, elegant,
     enough, equal to, erect, estimable, ethical, expedient, fair,
     fair to middling, fairish, fate, favorable, feasible, felicitous,
     fit, fitten, fitting, formal, fraternal, friendly, fructuous,
     full of integrity, generous, genteel, good, good enough, goodish,
     gracious, happy, high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable,
     honest, honorable, human, humane, immaculate, indulgent, inviolate,
     irreproachable, just, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed,
     kosher, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, likely, loving,
     manly, mannerly, mediocre, meet, middling, minimal, minimum,
     moderate, modest, moral, nice, noble, normal, normative, not amiss,
     not bad, not half bad, not outstanding, not so bad, obliging, okay,
     opportune, ordinary, orthodox, overindulgent, overpermissive,
     passable, permissive, plenty, plenty good enough, polite, politic,
     presentable, pretty good, principled, profitable, proper,
     proportionate, pure, reasonable, received, recognized,
     recommendable, reputable, respectable, right, right and proper,
     right-minded, righteous, rightful, rigid, satisfactory, seasonable,
     seemly, severe, so so, softhearted, sortable, spotless, stainless,
     sterling, strict, substantial, sufficient, sufficient for,
     sufficing, suitable, sympathetic, sympathizing, tasteful, tender,
     tenderhearted, thoughtful, tidy, timely, to be desired, tolerable,
     traditional, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing,
     true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, unblemished, uncorrupt,
     uncorrupted, undefiled, unexceptionable, unexceptional,
     unimpeachable, unimpressive, unobjectionable, unspotted, unstained,
     unsullied, untarnished, up to, upright, uprighteous, upstanding,
     urbane, useful, virtuous, warm, warmhearted, well-bred, well-timed,
     wise, workmanlike, worthwhile, worthy, yeomanly
  
  

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