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What does "decent" mean? Is this word common?


Native speaker’s answer


If something is "decent", it means that it is OK or meets the acceptable minimum standards. However, "decent" is not very good but is a little bit better than bad. This word is pretty common to use in everyday conversation. Ex: This car is pretty decent for its age. Ex: I'd like to move into a nicer apartment but for now, this one is decent.

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