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ˈdi sən side·cen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decency(noun)

    the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality

  2. decency(noun)

    the quality of being polite and respectable


  1. decency(Noun)

    the quality of being decent; propriety

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decency(noun)

    the quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seemliness; hence, freedom from obscenity or indecorum; modesty

    Etymology: [L. decentia, fr. decens: cf. F. dcence. See Decent.]

  2. Decency(noun)

    that which is proper or becoming

    Etymology: [L. decentia, fr. decens: cf. F. dcence. See Decent.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decency in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of decency in a Sentence

  1. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel:

    Putting aside vanities and selfishness, practicing honesty, industriousness and decency, we will also be contributing to GDP.

  2. Al Green:

    [The president] is unfit to defend the ideals that made America great, unfit to defend liberty and justice for all, unfit to defend the American ideals of all people created equal, donald J. Trump is unfit to represent American values of decency and morality.

  3. Barack Obama:

    George Walker Bush life is a testament that public service is a noble calling. ... George Walker Bush humility and George Walker Bush decency reflects the very best of the American spirit.

  4. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    Our President has chosen to tear this country apart on every line, every division, every racial line, every religious line, Our President chooses to divide us, community by community, our President has inspired a hate and a darkness in this country that I have never witnessed Kirsten Gillibrand. Our President is tearing apart the very fabric of who we are as a nation, our very common decency, and that is what we are being called to fight against.

  5. Robert Merton Solow:

    It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.

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    • A. rapture
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    • C. integrity
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