What does decency mean?

Definitions for decency
ˈdi sən side·cen·cy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decency.

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

Wiktionary

  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.]

How to pronounce decency?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say decency in sign language?

  1. decency

Numerology

  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.

Images & Illustrations of decency

  1. decencydecencydecencydecencydecency

Popularity rank by frequency of use

decency#10000#30996#100000

Translations for decency

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for decency »

Translation

Find a translation for the decency definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these decency definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"decency." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 20 Oct. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/decency>.

Are we missing a good definition for decency? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for decency:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.