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.
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decency

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

n. decencia.
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Section 165 states any male who in public or private commits any act of gross indecency with another male, or procures another male to commit any act of gross indecency with him is guilty of a felony.
David Hutchings, of Swan Court, Stratford, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years for gross indecency and indecent assault on two boys in the 1980s.
George Montague, 94, who was convicted of gross indecency, said: "To accept a pardon means to accept that you were guilty.
Dawn Cunningham, 46, of Forth Street, Stanley, was found guilty of two counts of gross indecency and one of indecent assault.
She denies two counts of inciting a boy under 16 to commit an act of gross indecency, two counts of gross indecency on a boy under 16 and four counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16.
Monty was found guilty of several counts of gross indecency, as well as a serious sexual assault, in relation to one of the girls.
Two of the counts refer to inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency between January 22, 1981 and January 21, 1982 and one between February 11, 1989 and February 10, 1990.
Caroline French, 37, of St Annes, Lancashire, appeared before Blackpool magistrates, accused of indecently assaulting the teenager and committing an act of gross indecency.