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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being polite and respectable; The quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality.

Usage examples (33)
  • The film was banned on the grounds of public decency.
  • The persecution of decency is followed by that of humanity.
  • Our international standing and reputation for decency is in tatters.
  • Common decency is the only salve for the “tragedy of the commons”. for more
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