Meaning of “decency” in the English Dictionary

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"decency" in British English

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decencynoun

uk /ˈdiː.sən.si/ 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).

(Definition of “decency” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decency" in American English

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decencynoun [ U ]

us /ˈdi·sən·si/

behavior that is good, moral and acceptable in society:

[ + to infinitive ] She didn’t even have the decency to apologize.

(Definition of “decency” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)