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decency
American English: /ˈdisənsi/
British English: /ˈdiːs(ə)nsi/

Translation of decency in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable (of dress, conduct) an affront to human decency
    una afrenta contra la dignidad humana
    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.
    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.
  • 2 uncountable (propriety)
    buena educación (feminine)
    consideración (feminine)
    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
  • 3
    also: decencies plural
    (proper conduct) [formal]
    convenciones (feminine plural) sociales
    to observe the decencies
    guardar las formas

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