noun. ['ˈdiːsənsi'] the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality.
Words that Rhyme with Decency
Example sentences of the word decency
1. Noun, singular or mass
This type of disclosure must be so outrageous so as to offend the public's sense of decency.
Quotes containing the word decency
1. When we create hope and opportunity in the lives of others, we allow love, decency and promise to triumph over cowardice and hate.
- Kirsten Gillibrand
2. Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
- Dennis Prager
3. Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
noun. ['ˈdiːsənsi'] the quality of being polite and respectable.