decency

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).
noun
1. (propriety)
a. la decencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
His colleagues should denounce his utter lack of decency.Sus colegas deben denunciar su absoluta falta de decencia.
b. el decoro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Veronica's mother questioned the decency of her outfit.La madre de Veronica cuestionó el decoro de su atuendo.
c. la educación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
All he cares about is shocking people. He has no decency.Lo único que le importa es escandalizar a la gente. No tiene educación.
d. la delicadeza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I can't believe you didn't have the decency to apologize.No puedo creer que no tuviste la delicadeza de pedir perdón.
decencies
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (proper conduct)
a. las formas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Society's move toward egalitarianism is not an excuse to forget the decencies.El movimiento de la sociedad hacia el igualitarismo no es un pretexto para olvidarnos de las formas.
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decency
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of dress, behavior)
a. el decencia f, decoro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
common decency(mínima) decencia f
he didn't even have the decency to tell us firstni siquiera tuvo la delicadeza de decírnoslo primero
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decency [ˈdiːsənsɪ]
noun
1 (propriety) decencia (f); decoro (m)
to have a sense of decency tener sentido del decoro; offence against decency atentado (m) contra el pudor
2 (politeness) educación (f)
it is no more than common decency to let him know hay que avisarle, aunque solo sea por una cuestión de educación
3 (kindness) bondad (f); amabilidad (f)
he had the decency to phone me tuvo la amabilidad de llamarme
4 decencies buenas costumbres (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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