Today's word is:
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,
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.