[ US /ˈdisəntɫi/ ]
[ UK /dˈiːsəntli/ ]
  1. in the right manner; correctly; suitably
    please do your job properly!
    can't you carry me decent?
  2. in a decent manner
    they don't know how to dress decently
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How To Use decently In A Sentence

  • I have put a great deal of time, and no little money, into saving York City and it breaks my heart to see players who cannot, or will not, play decently get praise each week while youngsters, who are still learning the game, are pilloried.
  • Both were convicted of indecently assaulting one victim, two charges of kidnapping, one of attempted kidnapping and three of false imprisonment.
  • The large percentage of undocumented recent immigrants have little access to decently paying jobs.
  • The jury did not know he had convictions for kerb-crawling in 1994 and, the following year, for indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14.
  • On Thursday Woods hit the ball decently and putted atrociously. Tiger Woods struggles again but makes the cut at Open
  • Calcium inhibits fluoride but if you are low on vitamins and calcium, the neurological effect is greater than those decently fed.
  • The new servant was decently dressed.
  • Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. Kurt Vonnegut 
  • Intemperance in food will cause the rapid descent into degredation of one who has previously lived decently.
  • A flasher has indecently exposed himself to two teenage girls in Broadway as they cycled near a disused railway bridge.
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