decency


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de·cen·cy

 (dē′sən-sē)
n. pl. de·cen·cies
1. The state or quality of being decent; propriety.
2. Conformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty.
3. decencies
a. Social or moral proprieties.
b. Surroundings or services deemed necessary for an acceptable standard of living.

decency

(ˈdiːsənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Sociology) conformity to the prevailing standards of propriety, morality, modesty, etc
2. the quality of being decent

de•cen•cy

(ˈdi sən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or quality of being decent.
2. conformity to a standard of propriety, modesty, etc.
3. decencies,
a. the recognized standards of proper behavior; proprieties.
b. the essentials for decent or comfortable living.
[1560–70; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decency - the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
modesty, modestness - freedom from vanity or conceit
indecency - the quality of being indecent
2.decency - the quality of being polite and respectable
reputability, respectability - honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation

decency

noun
1. propriety, correctness, decorum, fitness, good form, respectability, etiquette, appropriateness, seemliness His sense of decency forced him to resign.
2. courtesy, grace, politeness, good manners, civility, good breeding, graciousness, urbanity, courteousness, gallantness He did not have the decency to inform me of his plans.

decency

noun
1. A sense of propriety or rightness:
2. Conformity to recognized standards, as of conduct or appearance:
3. The condition of being chaste:
Translations
حِشْمَه، إحْتِشام، لَياقَه
slušnostmravnost
anstændighed
illem
velsæmi
mravnosť
spodobnost

decency

[ˈdiːsənsɪ] N
1. (= propriety) → decencia f, decoro m
to have a sense of decencytener sentido del decoro
offence against decencyatentado m contra el pudor
2. (= politeness) → educación f
it is no more than common decency to let him knowhay que avisarle, aunque sólo sea por una cuestión de educación
3. (= kindness) → bondad f, amabilidad f
he had the decency to phone metuvo la amabilidad de llamarme
4. decenciesbuenas costumbres fpl

decency

[ˈdiːsənsi] n (= right behaviour) → décence f
to have the decency to do sth → avoir la décence de faire qch
he didn't have the decency to ... → il n'a pas eu la décence de ...

decency

n (= good manners etc)Anstand m; (of dress etc)Anständigkeit f; (of behaviour)Schicklichkeit f; decency demands that …der Anstand fordert, dass …; it’s only common decency to …es gehört sich einfach, zu …; have you no sense of decency?haben Sie denn kein Anstandsgefühl!; for decency’s sakeanstandshalber; he could have had the decency to tell meer hätte es mir anständigerweise auch sagen können; I hope you’ll have the decency to tell meich hoffe, du wirst die Anständigkeit besitzen, es mir zu sagen

decency

[ˈdiːsnsɪ] n (moral sense) → rispetto per i valori umani; (propriety) → decenza, decoro
he has no sense of decency → non ha un minimo di rispetto
to have the decency to do sth → avere la decenza di fare qc
out of common decency → per gentilezza, se non altro

decent

(ˈdiːsnt) adjective
1. fairly good; of fairly good quality. a decent standard of living.
2. kindly, tolerant or likeable. He's a decent enough fellow.
3. not vulgar or immoral; modest. Keep your language decent!
ˈdecency noun
(the general idea of) what is proper, fitting, moral etc; the quality or act of being decent. In the interests of decency, we have banned nude bathing; He had the decency to admit that it was his fault.
ˈdecently adverb
in a manner acceptable to the general idea of what is proper or suitable. You're not going out unless you're decently dressed.

decency

n. decencia.
References in classic literature ?
I wish you could get Reginald home again on any plausible pretence; he is not at all disposed to leave us, and I have given him as many hints of my father's precarious state of health as common decency will allow me to do in my own house.
It is also necessary to know what tribunals in different places should have different things under their jurisdiction, and also what things should always come under the cognisance of the same magistrate; as, for instance, decency of manners, shall the clerk of the market take cognisance of that if the cause arises in the market, and another magistrate in another place, or the same magistrate everywhere: or shall there be a distinction made of the fact, or the parties?
In the second place, he knows that my faithful services, rendered through a period of twenty years, to his father and to himself, forbid him, in common decency, to cast me out helpless on the world without a provision for the end of my life.
In religion he was a staunch and sincere High Churchman, but it was according to the formal fashion of many thinkers of his day; he looked on the Church not as a medium of spiritual life, of which he, like his generation, had little conception, but as one of the organized institutions of society, useful in maintaining decency and order.
But before departing, in common decency, I offered to take any wires they might write.
There is a vestige of decency, a sense of shame, that does much to curb and check those outbreaks of atrocious cruelty so commonly enacted upon the plantation.
From the name of my patron, indeed, I hope my reader will be convinced, at his very entrance on this work, that he will find in the whole course of it nothing prejudicial to the cause of religion and virtue, nothing inconsistent with the strictest rules of decency, nor which can offend even the chastest eye in the perusal.
Of what help was kindness and decency on the part of employers--when they could not keep a job for him, when there were more harvesting machines made than the world was able to buy
They preserve decency and civility in the highest degrees, but are altogether ignorant of ceremony.
And now I find that you have forgotten all decency and all natural feeling, and actually pawned - pawned - your mother's watch.
It is a curious thing, by the bye, for which I am quite unable to account, that these weird creatures-- the females, I mean--had in the earlier days of my stay an instinctive sense of their own repulsive clumsiness, and displayed in consequence a more than human regard for the decency and decorum of extensive costume.
Unkind people said that, like her Imperial namesake, she had won her way to success by strength of will and hardness of heart, and a kind of haughty effrontery that was somehow justified by the extreme decency and dignity of her private life.