What is the opposite of decent?

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Adjective
Opposite of fitting or proper for the occasion or purpose
“You are likely to be punished for indecent conduct at a public venue.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of having suitable conformity to basic moral standards
“I cannot trust any person who is dishonest, deceitful, and cunning.”
Adjective
Opposite of conforming to an acceptable standard or quality
“An audit was conducted, and the job was deemed to have been completed in an unsatisfactory manner.”
Adjective
(extraordinary) Opposite of having a quality that is average
“Peter's extraordinary gift of compassion would make a huge difference in the lives of many people.”
Adjective
(bad) Opposite of having a quality that is average
“After starring in a successful blockbuster, the actor featured in a series of terrible movies.”
Adjective
Opposite of not damaged or broken
“It's going to be hard to complete this job with only broken equipment left.”
Adjective
Opposite of free from vulgarity or indecency
“It was unfortunate that the performer had to resort to coarse language to elicit laughter from the audience.”
Adjective
(informal) Opposite of sufficiently clothed or dressed to be seen
“You should also know that I'm not really naked, though I may be partially undressed.”
Adjective
Opposite of having, or conforming to, high moral standards or principles
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“We ask you not to allow the despicable act of one person to stain the reputation of an entire community of good, hard-working people.”
Adjective
Opposite of upstanding, especially law-abiding
“Criminals are some of the most degenerate human beings on our planet.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
“Ryan is so rude, and would often make disrespectful gesticulations when provoked.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes kindness and generosity
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“It is possible that you are antisocial, misanthropic, or in need of a good shrink.”
Adjective
Opposite of tolerably acceptable in standard
“Our customers know they can depend on us to maximize their resources and deliver a superior level of support.”
Adjective
Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Some journalists are trustworthy, and some are just completely unreliable.”
Adjective
Opposite of shy and fond of being on one's own
Adjective
Opposite of having sound or fair judgment based on good sense
“Arguments framed in terms of fear may easily be represented as irrational and therefore illegitimate in terms of political debate.”
Adjective
Average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
“On a moderate level of intensity, such feelings would amount to what is usually categorized as cheerfulness.”
Adjective
Opposite of ritually proper
Adjective
Opposite of having a kindly disposition
“The neighbor was an unfriendly man who always greeted us with a scowl.”
Adjective
Opposite of considerable in size or quantity
Adjective
Opposite of useful or functional for a particular purpose
“These old computers are now inadequate for what we need to achieve.”
Adjective
Opposite of not out of the ordinary
Adjective
Opposite of obeying the laws of society
Adjective
(rare) Opposite of personality traits of persons, when referring to their own ability
“Josh is very incapable in the water, so he is the worst candidate for this underwater exercise.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Determiner
Opposite of a sufficient amount of
“Your experience in this field is insufficient for this role.”
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