Part of speech: noun

Propriety; modesty; that which is decent.

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Usage examples "decency":

  1. Relics of old decency. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  2. The fact that he is not a mere bully appears in the appeal to common decency which Chesterton would be incapable of omitting from an article. - "G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study", Julius West.
  3. He was a man incapable of regular hours, incapable of treating his body with decency. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.