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American English: /ˈdis(ə)nt/
British English: /ˈdiːs(ə)nt/

Translation of decent in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (seemly, proper)
    are you decent?
    ¿estás presentable?
    he remarried after a decent interval
    se volvió a casar después de que pasara un decoroso período de tiempo
    to do the decent thing
    hacer lo que corresponde or es correcto
    he did the decent thing and married her [dated]
    hizo lo que debía y se casó con ella
    Example sentences
    • I also wondered why a manufacturer would make an otherwise decent dress too sheer so everyone can have a perve at your undies if you wear it.
    • From the sounds downstairs, my mother was trying to recover from last night's hangover and put on a decent dress for her daughters' weddings.
    • She got out of bed and changed into a decent dress of woolspun.
    1.2 (respectable) no decent person would want to be seen there
    ninguna persona decente se dejaría ver por ahí
    Example sentences
    • Since then thousands of youngsters have learned good manners, decent behaviour and mutual respect, all through the seemingly anachronistic art of ballroom dancing.
    • We could help to maintain decent moral standards in advertising, by using our own purchasing power ethically.
    • We should be here in the House to establish decent standards of behaviour in our society.
  • 2 2.1 (acceptable)
    a decent meal/suit
    una comida/un traje decente or como es debido
    she has quite a decent job
    tiene un trabajo bastante bueno
    Example sentences
    • As always I struck up a conversation with the barista, commenting it had been three days since I'd had a decent cup of coffee.
    • The text is a decent size; leading satisfactory; and it's longish - nearly 400 pages - but not too long.
    • They were both pretty ordinary, lived normal lives, made satisfactory grades and were decent looking.
    Example sentences
    • Cash also plays its part in managerial success, but the £5m that Moyes has been given to spend represents no more than a down payment on a decent Premiership player.
    • Somehow, the York players transformed themselves into what we all know they have the potential to be - decent rugby players.
    • A person who loves watching movies can never be alone when they have a decent VHS or DVD player.
    2.2 (fairly good) she gave a decent performance
    su actuación fue aceptable
  • 3 (kind, pleasant) it's very decent of you to help out
    has sido muy amable en venir a ayudar
    he's a decent (enough) fellow
    es (bastante) buena persona
    he's being very decent about it all
    se está portando muy bien
    Example sentences
    • Frank has always been approachable, a very honest, decent, generous man, with a great sense of humour too.
    • Lots of Tories hold a strange affection to the ageing leftie, and when I read the last volume of his diaries he came across as a very decent, generous fellow.
    • So let no-one say British people aren't decent, aren't generous.
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