Decent and Proper


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Decent adjective – Conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue.
Usage example: as decent and kind a couple as you could ever hope to meet

Proper is a synonym for decent in respectable topic. In some cases you can use "Proper" instead the word "Decent" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like behaviour, courtesy, humble, virtuous. popular alternative
Nearby Words: decency, decently
Synonyms for Decent


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Proper adjective – Following the established traditions of refined society and good taste.
Usage example: the formal ball called for proper attire—tuxedos and full-length gowns only

Decent is a synonym for proper in respectable topic. You can use "Decent" instead an adjective "Proper", if it concerns topics such as behaviour, character trait, courtesy, humble. popular alternative
Nearby Words: property, properly
Synonyms for Proper

Things that words describes

character decent character proper character
man decent man proper man
job decent job proper job
relationship decent relationship proper relationship
Other nouns: education, knowledge, place, equipment, use, way, example, level, game, story, explanation, fight, burial, weapon, ending, armor, english, skills, weapons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fire-Breathing Weapon It lacks the stopping power of a proper firearm, but compensates through sheer amounts of damage in a decent area.
  • Konata's dad doesn't appear on the Lucky Star OVA, despite having a decent amount of screentime on the series proper.
  • Film / Django Unchained Speaks in a refined, proper manner and has a decent knowledge of German folklore.
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