Translation of decency in Spanish:

decency

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːsnsi/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of dress, conduct) decencia (f), decoro (m) an affront to human decency una afrenta contra la dignidad humana 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (propriety) buena educación (f), consideración (f) it's no more than common decency no es más que una cuestión de elemental (buena) educación she didn't even have the decency to ask me ni siquiera tuvo la consideración de preguntarme
    More example sentences
    • Police are now investigating an alleged offence of outraging public decency.
    • A jury of six men and six women took just an hour to decide that he was innocent of a charge of committing an act outraging public decency.
    • Police have the power to take action against offenders for outraging public decency or indecent exposure.
    1.3
    (decencies plural)
    (proper conduct) [formal] convenciones (feminine plural) sociales to observe the decencies guardar las formas
    More example sentences
    • It is all about keeping up standards of decency, having respect for women and setting a good example to children.
    • But he has steadfastly refused to lower his high standards of morality and decency.
    • An anarchic streak coexists with respect for decency and civility.

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.