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Definition of the noun decency

What does decency mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: decencies

  1. the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
  2. the quality of being polite and respectable
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: reputability / respectability = honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation

Alternative definition of the noun decency


  1. the quality of being decent; propriety


"Decency": Godheten is a 2013 documentary film directed by Stefan Jarl.

  • also known as Godheten
  • country: Sweden
  • languages: Swedish Language, English Language
  • edited by Stefan Jarl
  • genre: Documentary film
  • released on
  • official website:


"Decency" is a book written by Robert Reed.

  • released in (19 years ago)
  • award:
    • Hugo Award for Best Short Story nomination for Robert Reed
    • Locus Award for Best Short Story nomination for Robert Reed


  1. "Decency" is a musical album of Diesel Park West.
  2. "Decency" is a composition.


Decency: Se llama decencia al aseo, compostura y adorno correspondiente a cada persona o cosa y en sentido más particular al acatamiento externo a las convivencias sociales y a las buenas costumbres.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Decency

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Google previewOut of the Blue (2009)

September 11 and the Novel by Kristiaan Versluys

decency is the first and foremost response to terrorist rage. While extreme circumstances strain the 9/11: the discursive responses | 16.

Google previewThriving - LifeStyles with Love! (2014)

by Sheba Suphannahong

Decency is a theme running through each saga, and it's good to observe how it all contributes to a better society. Each saga is shaped like a photo-essay; providing background information about Thailand, places and even current events – an ...

Google previewCorporate Ethics, Governance, and Social Responsibility: Precepts and Practices: Precepts and Practices

by A. C. Fernando

The casefor corporate decency is a strong one,both from a philosophical aswellas from apractical perspective. Thebasisof capitalismis the utilitarian principle of the greatestgood forthegreatest number. The market economy has, indeed, ...

Google previewDictionary of Prisons and Punishment (2013)

by Yvonne Jewkes, Jamie Bennett

Key texts and sources DECENCY The 'decency agenda' was launched by the Prison Service in 2002 and is the latest incarnation of the policy to humanize prisons. This particular incarnation is distin- guished, however, by the development of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of your Observations (2015)

by Jerry Welch

Decency, Decent: Decency is ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

Wallace Tashima, ruling the NEA decency clause unconstitutional .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law (2006)

by Robert L. Maddex

COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT The law has had a particularly di≈cult time dealing with pornography, obscenity, and indecency on the Internet. Congress has made several attempts to pass legislation that would keep improper materials ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan

Wanting decency, void of a quick fense. To INCUR, in kūr'. v.a. To become liable to a punishment or reprehension; to occur, to press on the senses. INCURABILITY, in-kā-rā-bis-it-y. s. Hmpossibility of cure. INCURABLE, in-kü'-rābl . a.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Censorship (2009)

by Jonathon Green, Nicholas J. Karolides

On appeal, the high court in Athens agreed, noting that it “offends the public decency,” “insults religious sensibilities,” and “its basic premise is indecent” (ALA, 1989). In England the British Board of Film Classification certified the film without ...

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Small photo of Colorful sealing of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China | Chinese letters say: "Be a man of integrity, morality and decency" (top) and "Incense can float up to nine days" (bottom).Small photo of playful colorful children's hand impressions on a greyish concrete wall. Perfect balance between decency, joyful play and frozen transientness. Snapshot of a bygone childhood memory in time.Small photo of the word of DECENCY on building blocks conceptSmall photo of DecencySmall photo of NEW YORK - JANUARY 21: Two unidentified women holds a signs about civil discourse, decency, and respect at the Women's March on New York City on January 21, 2017 in New York. More...

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Quotes about Decency

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive. (Dag Hammarskjold)
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Scrabble value of D2E1C3E1N1C3Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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