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Definition of Decency

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

We learned about dignity and decency - that how hard you work matters more than how much you make... that helping others means more than just getting ahead yourself.
Michelle Obama

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

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

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

I know that I come from mid-20th century America, urban, specifically downtown New York, specifically an Italian-American area, Roman Catholic - that's who I am. And a part of what I know is there's a decency to people who tried to make a living in the kind of world that was around us and also the Skid Row area of the Bowery; it impressed me.
Martin Scorsese
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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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