Translation of decent in Spanish:

decent

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːsnt/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (seemly, proper) [language/conduct/dress] decente, decoroso 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/anticuado] hizo lo que debía y se casó con ella
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    • 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.
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    • One source told Hersh that ‘after a decent interval,’ he would depart.
    • Some 19 months later, time enough for five or six decent intervals, Tenet still holds the job and appears to have job security, too.
    • Then came the main courses - served after a decent interval to allow some digesting and conversation to take place before studious consumption resumed.
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    • 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) decente no decent person would want to be seen there ninguna persona decente se dejaría ver por ahí
  • 2 2.1 (acceptable) [housing/income] decente a decent meal/suit una comida/un traje decente or como es debido she has quite a decent job tiene un trabajo bastante bueno 2.2 (fairly good) aceptable she gave a decent performance su actuación fue aceptable
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 (kind, pleasant) amable 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
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    • 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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