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decency

noun
     
de‧cen‧cy
1 [uncountable] polite, honest, and moral behaviour and attitudes that show respect for other people:
a judgment reflecting the decency and good sense of the American people
common/human/public decency (=standards of behaviour that are expected of everyone)
The film was banned on the grounds of public decency.
Is there no sense of decency left in this country?
If they're going to charge people a fee, they ought to at least have the decency to tell them in advance.
2

decencies

[plural] old-fashioned standards of acceptable behaviour

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