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halfway decent

Somewhat good, useful, or enjoyable, but not very; passable. Anyone with a halfway decent phone can access the Internet these days! John: "So, what did you think of the film?" Bill: "Eh, it was halfway decent, I guess."
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decent

mod. good; very good. This is some pretty decent jazz.
References in classic literature ?
I wondered how soon I could decently take my leave, and I asked myself why on earth Mrs.
Oh, it's always the same," she sighed, "if you want men to behave well to you, you must be beastly to them; if you treat them decently they make you suffer for it.
But suddenly he fell upon me almost with fury; I had had no time to mutter more than a couple of words; but he had doubtless observed that I was decently dressed and, therefore, took deep offence because I had dared enter his den so unceremoniously, and spy out the squalor and untidiness of it.
he added with renewed irritation, "I beg you to dress your men decently.
It is a mere toss up whether I shall ever do more than keep myself decently, unless I choose to sell myself as a mere pen and a mouthpiece.
How artfully he deals with it, how decently, how wholesomely, those who know Venetian society of the eighteenth century historically, will perceive when they recall the adequate impression he gives of it without offence in character or language or situation.
Just whip in and whip out before you have time to say how-do decently.
It is only just lately that we have been decently civil to one another.
They're a rotten lot of beggars, of course, although some of them have behaved rather decently.
That explained her chafe at petticoats, her revolt at what was only decently conventional.
She had thought he had got over his youthful wildness, that her love for him had been sufficiently worth while to enable him to live seriously and decently.
If he had refused to shoot me I don't see how I could decently have continued his acquaintance.
As soon as she can decently visit she goes visiting; and in due course of time she becomes the guest of the man whom she adores.
Then we returned to the National Saloon and spent no more than we could decently avoid spending for the comfort and warmth.
Cecily took the wishbone in her trembling little hands and began her backward pacing, repeating solemnly, "I wish that we may find Paddy alive, or else his body, so that we can bury him decently.