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 appreciate," I said, "the great decency of your not having hitherto spoken; but the time has certainly come to give me the whole thing.
Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
So from top to bottom the place was simply a seething caldron of jealousies and hatreds; there was no loyalty or decency anywhere about it, there was no place in it where a man counted for anything against a dollar.
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.
I must indeed," I said; "for when just now I repeated the offer of serving him for a deacon, he expressed himself shocked at my want of decency.
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.
And with good right may they go before us forget not,'' said the Prior Aymer, ``the superior decency and decorum of their manners.
He paid some attention to the management of his collieries in the Midland counties, excusing himself for this taint of industry on the ground that the one advantage of having coal was that it enabled a gentleman to afford the decency of burning wood on his own hearth.
Faith, then," said the gentleman, "this new author does not handle you with the decency that displays itself in your person; he makes you out a heavy feeder and a fool, and not in the least droll, and a very different being from the Sancho described in the First Part of your master's history.
Truth, no less than decency, requires that the event in every case should be supposed to depend on the sentiments and sanction of their common constituents.
She saw how much she was losing of decency and value by accusing herself falsely.
And now I find that you have forgotten all decency and all natural feeling, and actually pawned - pawned - your mother's watch.