Decency meaning

dēsən-sē
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Decency is defined as actions that are moral, modest or socially acceptable, or is what basics are required for a good standard of living.

Wearing a skirt that is long enough to cover your bottom is an example of decency.

A place to live and a car to drive are examples of decencies.

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The quality or condition of being decent; propriety of conduct and speech; proper behavior, modesty, courtesy, etc.
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Conformity to prevailing standards of propriety or modesty.
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The state or quality of being decent; propriety.
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Things needed for a proper or comfortable standard of living.
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Socially proper actions; the proprieties.
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The quality of being decent; propriety.
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That which is proper or becoming.
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