DECENT  像樣

GOOD so as to CONFORM to CUSTOMS in a GROUP.
RESTRAINEDMODERATEPROPERCORRECTAPPROPRIATEAPTFITTINGSUITABLERESPECTABLEDIGNIFIEDDECOROUSSEEMLYNICETASTEFULCONVENTIONALACCEPTEDSTANDARDTRADITIONALORTHODOXCOMME IL FAUT
Taxonoymy

CHASTE

Antonymy

UNRESTRAINEDLEWD

See also

SERIOUSMODERATION

Kind Of

GOOD

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current word in general use is jié 節 (ant. yín 淫 "unrestrained") which refers primarily to decency in behaviour.

2. Liáng 良 (ant.* bào 暴 "recklessness") is decency of attitude as well as decency in action.

3. Jiǎn 儉 (ant. chǐ 侈 "excessiveness") is the important virtue of decent restraint in Confucian moral spirituality and it is something cultivated by a moral effort.

4. Shú 淑 refers in a poetic way to the proper unassuming modesty of a person, especially of attractive women in ancient Chinese society.

5. Ràng 讓 (ant. màn 慢 "be impolite to") is marginal in this group and refers to polite deference in interaction with others. See YIELD

Modern Chinese Criteria

禮節 is the current modern word for propriety and decency.

禮數

禮俗

過節兒

儀檢

正經

善良

像樣

正派

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

DIFFERENTIAE I De differentiis 21

553. Inter Temperantiam et temperationem sic discernitur, ut temperantia animorum sit, temperatio rerum.

LANGIUS 1631 Anthologia sive Florilegium rerum et materiarum selectarum

TEMPERANTIA

MENGE Lateinische Synonymik 323

RITTER 1971-2007 Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie 1.358

ANSTAENDIGKEIT

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 2.347:235

DECENCE.DIGNITE.GRAVITE

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.157.117

RETENUE.MODESTIE

FRANKE 1989 Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung 64A

WOHLERZOGENHEIT

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • nab : 11
  • vi : 9
  • vadN : 4
  • VPi : 1
  • vadV : 1

Attributions by text

  • 禮記 : 6
  • 論語 : 6
  • 韓非子 : 6
  • 春秋左傳 : 3
  • 論衡 : 2
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1

Words

   jié OC: tsiiɡ MC: tset 11 Attributions

The current word in general use is jié 節 (ant. yín 淫 "unrestrained") which refers primarily to decency in behaviour.

  • nabactmodesty, (female) virtue; probity; proper constraint, proper moderation; rules of decent behaviour
  • viactshow proper modesty and/or restraint
   jiǎn OC: ɡromʔ MC: giɛm 5 Attributions

Jiǎn 儉 (ant. chǐ 侈 "excessiveness") is the important virtue of decent restraint in Confucian moral spirituality and it is something cultivated by a moral effort.

  • vadVmodestly
  • viactbe modest and unassuming in action
   liáng OC: ɡ-raŋ MC: li̯ɐŋ 5 Attributions

Liáng 良 (ant.* bào 暴"recklessness") is decency of attitude as well as decency in action.

  • nabactdecency, proper behaviour
  • vadNdecent; seemly; becoming
  • vibe decent, seemly, becoming
   shū OC: ɡljɯwɡ MC: dʑuk 2 Attributions

Shú 淑 refers in a poetic way to the proper unassuming modesty of a person, especially of attractive women in ancient Chinese society.

  • vadNmodest and unassuming (especially but not exclusively of women) SHI
   ràng OC: njaŋs MC: ȵi̯ɐŋ 2 Attributions

Ràng 讓 (ant. màn 慢 "be impolite to") is marginal in this group and refers to polite deference in interaction with others. See YIELD

  • nabdecent renunciation; proper renunciation
  • vibe an example of decent unimposing renunciation
不欲   bù yù OC: pɯʔ k-loɡ MC: pi̯ut ji̯ok 1 Attribution
  • VPibe free from improper desires and lust
雅馴   yǎ xún OC: ŋɡraaʔ sɢʷun MC: ŋɣɛ zʷin 0 Attributions
  • VPibe decent and not vulgar

Existing SW for

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