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That too, I think, was a triumph for decency and justice in our country, but some other initiatives that he took about contracting and this or that.

Our honorees, including Ally Financial, M&C Saatchi Group and Comedy Central, were able to not only successfully pivot and innovate, but found the common thread of empathy and decency that would resonate with consumers.

From Digiday

A hard look at your own flaws, and how others put up with them — whether out of fondness for you or their own general sense of decency — can clear a path to your showing them the same forgiveness.

The President in particular showed no impulse to summon the nation to a higher calling by persuading enough people that something as simple as wearing a mask was an act of decency and patriotism.

From Time

Raising the “prices” conspiracy theorists pay for their fantasies, within the bounds of First Amendment protections and consistent with common decency, will help rein in the costs they impose on others.

From Fortune

Everyone is entitled to be treated with basic decency and respect.

Indeed, they view us as children who can never adhere to the standards of civility and decency to which they hold other groups.

And equal to Bunning in decency, honesty, fullness of thought, and forwardly straight talk was Rick Robinson.

Faith is decency… if I were a cow I would be wearing a bra.

To view these nudes is not quite to abet evil, but it is to undermine decency.

A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.

Those required to sustain life and preserve decency, besides other things to maintain her in her social condition.

Then the talk fell into decency after the regulation merriment had greeted Mr. Preston's closing effort.

Sure, every young man with a spark of decency in him must have felt as generous as yourself at some time or other in his life.

But decency, the behaviour of a gentleman, to act as a gentleman under every circumstance—that is a kind of religion with me!


On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decency, such as: civility, correctness, courtesy, decorum, dignity, and good manners.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.