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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Alternative for Decent

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.

Today's word is: - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

We're talking decent here, as in nice, which is not to be confused with descent, to go down. Amazing what an extra letter and where the accent is placed can do.

Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

aboriginal, acceptable/accepted, accommodating, adequate, agreeable, all right, amiable, amenable, ample, angelic, appropriate, approved, apt, austere, average

bare, basal, basic, becoming, befitting, blameless

chaste, clean/clean-living, clear, comely, comme il faut, commendable, companionable, competent, conforming, considerate, continent, conventional, correct, creditable

decorous, delicate, dench, dependable, dignified,

elemental/elementary, essential, esteemed, estimable, ethical, excellent, exceptionally, exemplary,

fair, faultless, fine, fit/fitting, formative, friendly

generous, genuine, good, good enough, goody-goody, goody two shoes, guiltless

helpful, heroic, high-minded, homely, honest, honorable, hospitable

immaculate, incorrupt/incorrupted/incorruptible, incredible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable



law-abiding, legitimate, lily-white

mannerly, menschy, modest, moral/moralistic

neighborly, nice, noble

obliging, ok/okay, on the up and up, orthodox

passable, Pharisaical pleasant, polite, presentable, principled, proper, prudent, pure

reasonable, rectitudinous, reputable, reserved, respected/respectable, right, righteous, right-minded

sanctimonious, satisfactory, scrupulous, seemly, self-righteous, sincere, sinless, spotless, stainless, standard, stark, straight/straight arrow/straight shooting, sufficient, suitable, superb, sympathetic

taintless, tasteful, thoughtful, tolerable, traditional, tremendous, true, trustworthy, truthful

unadorned, unadulterated, unalloyed, unblemished, uncluttered, uncorrupted, undefiled, undiluted, unerring, unobjectionable, unselfish, upspotted, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, upright, upstanding, up to scratch, up to snuff, up to standard, up to the mark,

virginal, virtuous,

well-disposed, white, wholesome, wonderful, worthy


This post is for Christopher, an amiable, kind, considerate kid, who died too young at 39 of kidney disease. Despite the terrible abuse he suffered as a child, and the suffering he endured because of his illness, he left this life with tons of forgiveness and love in his heart.


  1. That's way to young.
    Dench. I like that one.

  2. Aw, Bish. :( That picture tells me that Christopher was a wonderful soul.

  3. A wonderful tribute to someone who seems like a great person.

    Great list, too! :)

  4. Awesome list. My thoughts go out to Christopher and those he left behind. It's always hard to lose someone, especially those people who inspire us.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

  5. Hi Bish - Alex picked a good word 'dench' from the huge list of alternatives ...

    Christopher - way too young and obviously not having had the best of times .. my thoughts to his family ... and you - Hilary


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