decency - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] behaviour that is moral, good, or reasonable

    No one with any sense of decency can ignore their request for help.

    It would have been only common decency to phone and say you’d be late.

    have the decency to do something:

    You might at least have the decency to say you’re sorry!

  2. 2


    [plural] British formal standards of behaviour that are generally considered to be good