A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (dignity)
a. decency
César no tuvo la decencia de llamar para avisar que no iba a venir.Cesar didn't have the decency to call and say he wasn't coming.
b. modesty
Para muchas religiones, la decencia en el vestir es de suma importancia.In many religions, modesty in the way you dress is of the utmost importance.
2. (honesty)
a. decency
Aunque Mayorga fue un funcionario muy criticado, nadie duda de su decencia.Although Mayorga was a highly criticized official, nobody questions his decency.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (decoro)
a. decency
2. (en el vestir)
a. modesty
3. (dignidad)
a. dignity
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1 (pudor) decency; (decoro) decorum; (honestidad) respectability
faltar a la decencia to offend against decency o propriety
2 (aseo) cleanliness; tidiness
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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