[ UK /dˈiːsənsi/ ]
[ US /ˈdisənsi/ ]
  1. the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
  2. the quality of being polite and respectable
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How To Use decency In A Sentence

  • You'd think he'd have the common decency to apologize for what he said.
  • I would like your temperate drinker to pause, and reflect upon the fact, that the quantity of brandy or rum that he took at a drink, when he commenced this downhill course, has been gradually increased; so that in the second year, what had been quite sufficient to please his palate and produce all the desired effects in the first, was then insipidly small; and more so in the third year, if, mayhap, he could with any decency lay claim to the title of _temperate drinker_ so long. Select Temperance Tracts
  • Do your sexual encounters place you in danger of arrest for lewd conduct or public indecency?
  • In the light of this provision, we do not accept that H has grounds for contesting the element of indecency in his conviction.
  • Sadly, decency has been replaced in great measure by coarseness hence the absence of remorse or contrition.
  • They lose a 'sense o' modesty an 'decency, after a while, an' are no 'like women at a' when they grow aulder. The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner
  • The appellant, Norman Mattison, was charged with committing an act of gross indecency with his co-defendant.
  • Which leaves modesty and decency. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her behaviour showed a total lack of common decency .
  • So why do people leave human decency at the door when they check in online? The Sun
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