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decency

noun uk   us   /ˈdiː.sən.si/
[U] behaviour that is good, moral, and acceptable in society: a sense of decency [+ to infinitive] She didn't even have the decency to apologize.the decencies [plural] UK old-fashioned the acceptable or expected ways of doing something: I hate going to funerals, but you must observe the decencies (= it is something you should do).
Translations of “decency”
in Chinese (Traditional) 正直,正派, 正經…
in Russian вежливость, порядочность…
in Turkish edeb, dürüstlük, ahlak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 正直,正派, 正经…
in Polish przyzwoitość…
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