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decency

de·cen·cy

decency

pronunciation:
di sn si
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: decencies
definition 1: the quality, state, or condition of being decent.
synonyms:
fitness, honesty, respectability, seemliness, suitableness
antonyms:
indecency
similar words:
appropriateness, good, goodness, integrity, kindness, niceness
definition 2: conformity to commonly recognized standards of modesty, good taste, and the like; propriety; decorum.
synonyms:
conformity, decorum, modesty, propriety
similar words:
etiquette, manners, mores, virtue
definition 3: (pl.) the requirements of a respectable or comfortable standard of living.
synonyms:
amenities, comforts
Word Parts
The word decency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.