halfway decent• Discsviable, a second halfway decent act was required.• And you need to be halfway decent and honest and real.• This is really halfway decentcoffee.• Reading about that stuff, downing really halfway decent coffee.
decent citizens/people/folk etc• He comes when nobody's lookin' and poisonsdecent people.• You ain't fit to live with decent people.• There's two methods of policing, one for the decent people and one for the trouble-makers.• I had seen otherwise perfectly decent people in Delhi abusing their servants as if they were pets.• Evidently, there are some very decent people out there.• But most contractors are decent people who like working with their hands, working for themselves.• Most of them were decent people with horrible jobs.
It was decent of• She was lonely, and it was decent of the Nawab to have called on her.
(1500-1600)Frenchdécent, from Latindecens, the present participle of decere“to be suitable”
1good/acceptable相當好；可接受VERBS | ADVERB | PREPOSITIONVERBS➤be, look體面；看上去像樣◇The bar looked decent enough. 這家酒館看上去還像樣。ADVERB➤really, very非常像樣；很體面▸➤perfectly非常體面▸➤fairly, half, halfway, pretty, quite, reasonably, relatively相當體面；非常體面；還算體面；較為體面◇We had trouble finding a hotel that was halfway decent. 我們費了很大勁兒才找到一家還過得去的旅館。➤enough夠體面PREPOSITION➤to對⋯不錯◇My uncle has been pretty decent to me. 叔叔一直對我不錯。decent
2honest/respectable誠實；讓人尊敬VERBS | ADVERB | PHRASESVERBS➤be為人正派ADVERB➤very很正派➤really十分正派▸➤perfectly, thoroughly十分正派；完全正派PHRASES➤do the decent thing做人心所向的事◇I think he should do the decent thing and resign. 我認為他應該順應民意主動辭職。
➡ See also the entry for adequate另见adequate条decent ♦︎ solid ♦︎ respectable ♦︎ soundThese words all describe sth that is of a good enough standard or quality.这些词均表示事物良好的、不错的。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆a decent / solid / respectable / sound performance◆a decent / solid / respectable result◆pretty decent / solid / sound◆perfectly decent / respectable / sound◆decent / respectable / sound enough■decent ˈdiːsnt (ratherinformal, especiallyspoken) of a good enough standard or quality像样的；相当不错的；挺好的◆He looks as if he could do with a decent meal. 他看上去好像想要好好吃一顿。◆I need a decent night's sleep. 我需要好好睡上一宿。◆This place looks decent enough－let's stay here. 这地方看起来还不错，咱们就住这儿吧。▸decently
◆The car is decently sized and cheap to run. 这辆汽车大小适中，而且跑起来省油。■solid [usually before noun] (especially business尤用于商业) good and steady, but not always excellent or special相当好的，表现稳定的（但不一定出色或独特）◆2006 was a year of solid achievement. 2006年是成就颇丰的一年。◆He's a good, solid player. 他是个挺有实力的运动员。◆Trade remained solid throughout the year. 全年的贸易情况保持良好。ⓘ Solid is used especially to talk about how a person or company performs or achieves over a period of time. * solid尤用于形容个人或公司在一段时间内的表现或成绩。■respectablefairly good; not giving you any reason to feel ashamed相当好的；不丢面子的◆It was a perfectly respectable result. 这是个非常好的结果。◆Economic growth has averaged at a respectable 2.5 per cent. 经济增长率平均为2.5%，相当不错。ⓘ Respectable is used especially to talk about sb/sth's performance in a game, competition or entertainment, or in business. * respectable尤用于形容某人或某事物在比赛、竞争、表演或生意中的表现。▸respectably
◆The candidate did respectably rather than brilliantly. 该候选人表现得相当不错，但说不上杰出。■soundgood and accurate, but not excellent不错的，扎实的（但说不上出色）◆This was another sound performance by the team. 这是该队又一次挺不错的表现。