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Definitions for decency
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

  2. Decency(noun)

    that which is proper or becoming

  3. Origin: [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. Yevgenia Bavykina:

    People here are notable for their decency and their volunteering.

  2. Refugees International:

    This agreement would be an egregious violation of law and common decency.

  3. Quintilian:

    That laugther costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.

  4. Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis:

    Justice consists in doing no injury to men decency in giving them no offense.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The decent people are famous and known with their virtual decency, but not their shape or the dress.

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