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Definition of Decency


  1. 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. That which is proper or becoming.

Decency Quotations

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
Dennis Prager

The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
H. L. Mencken

When you're going into an employment environment that looks pretty scary, it is easy to lose your moral compass, your decency, your sense of civility and your sense of community.
Henry Rollins

Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency.
Dinesh D'Souza
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Decency Translations

decency in French is courtoisie
decency in German is Anstand {m}, Schicklichkeit {f}
decency in Spanish is decencia
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