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DECENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decency mean? 

DECENCY (noun)
  The noun DECENCY has 2 senses:

1. the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality
2. the quality of being polite and respectable

  Familiarity information: DECENCY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECENCY (noun)


Sense 1decency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("decency" is a kind of...):

correctitude; properness; propriety (correct or appropriate behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "decency"):

modestness; modesty (freedom from vanity or conceit)

Antonym:

indecency (the quality of being indecent)


Sense 2decency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being polite and respectable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("decency" is a kind of...):

reputability; respectability (honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation)


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