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Difference between Decent, Descent and Dissent

Decent means proper or honest.

  • The play’s interpretation was done in a decent manner.
  • Many people consider Rick a thoughtful and decent individual.

Descent means a downward slope or family origin.

  • The airplane’s sudden descent alarmed many passengers.
  • When one mentions the descent of man, we think of Darwin.

Dissent means disagreement.

  • If the cause made real sense, there would not be much dissent.