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Definition of "decency" []

  • The state or quality of being decent; propriety. (noun)
  • Conformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty. (noun)
  • Social or moral proprieties. (noun)
  • Surroundings or services deemed necessary for an acceptable standard of living. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decency" in a sentence
  • "By any definition of the word "decency" it's been a long time since"
  • "The only way to defeat evil and stand up for morals, values, integrity, and decency is to vote against Democrats."
  • "For those who don't see anything wrong with America's past, your lack of decency is evident."