DE'CENT, adjective [Latin decens; Fr. decent ]
1. Becoming; fit; suitable, in words, behavior, dress and ceremony; as decent language; decent conduct or actions; decent ornaments or dress.
2. Comely; not gaudy or ostentatious.
A sable stole of Cyprus lawn
O'er the decent shoulders drawn.
3. Not immodest.
4. In popular language, moderate, but competent; not large; as a decent fortune. So a decent person is one not highly accomplished, nor offensively rude.
1. In a decent or becoming manner; with propriety of behavior or speech.
2. Without immodesty.
Past hope of safety, 'twas his latest care,
Like falling Caesar, decently to die.