In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of dress, conduct)decencia femininedecoro masculinean affront to human decency — una afrenta contra la dignidad humana
- The case for equal treatment is not about political correctness, but about human decency.
- I am not conventionally religious, but I do have a very strong faith in the essential decency of humanity.
- It is a vision of horror that, while it might offend our sense of taste and decency, can ultimately only evoke our compassion.
- An anarchic streak coexists with respect for decency and civility.
- 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.
- Last year he promised to instil respect and decency in Scottish society.
- In fact the art of draping a patient for warmth and decency and a professional barrier seem to be no more.
- The Sixties completely wiped away the notion that virginity was essential to respectability and decency.
- The press is overstepping in every direction the obvious bounds of propriety and of decency.
- Up to now, the Post Office has not even had the decency to reply to me directly.
- She had the decency to cover herself with a brightly coloured, beaded shawl but it hardly helped.
- Police have already vowed to prosecute people for outraging public decency.
- Police have the power to take action against offenders for outraging public decency or indecent exposure.
- For this they were hauled up in a New York court on either obscenity or public decency charges.
- There are a range of poo jokes we are going to avoid for the sake of decency.
- It seems to be the trend to rebel against all forms of tidiness, etiquette and decency.
- Well, if he couldn't help saying it, he might at least have had the decency to deny it when asked, but didn't.
- Police are now investigating an alleged offence of outraging public decency.
- Obscenity had previously been understood in terms of prevailing standards of decency.
- We are committed to creating a culture of respect and decency within prisons both for staff and prisoners.
- Well, at least they had the decency to apologise.
- She has educated staff on treating people with respect and decency and she has set extremely high standards for prisoners.
- Her belief that standards and decency were important brought her into conflict with some of the accepted norms of her day.
- Here too, it seems, is a force for decency and civility that needs support.
- But he has steadfastly refused to lower his high standards of morality and decency.
- She has no hang-ups about working on the margins of decency, however.
- The participation of girls and young women in gymnastic exhibitions was judged as contrary to public decency.
- Suddenly I was sick of being cold and wet, and I just didn't care enough to bother with decency.
- Even if she did already have a boyfriend, she could've at least had the decency to tell him.
- It is all about keeping up standards of decency, having respect for women and setting a good example to children.
- Mic had the decency to blush, at least, though it didn't make me feel any less annoyed.
- We must treat those bereaved by crime or disaster with decency and courtesy.
- Common decency, though, suggests that he should provide something for her.
- If you were someone in public life who had any decency or any standards, you would resign.
- Decadence remains an acquired taste, whereas decency is as fundamental as common sense.
- What harm is there in trying to live a good life and to maintain public decency?
- Indeed, it shows her decency and loyalty to colleagues that she did not publicly blame her junior for the error.
- Girls from respectable families follow a clear code of conduct adhering to propriety and decency.
- She was with a man who seemed as oblivious to public decency as she was, kissing and fondling her as they walked.
- At least they have had the decency to come clean, and I respect that.
2(propriety)buena educación feminineconsideración feminineit'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
3formal(proper conduct)convenciones socialesto observe the decencies — guardar las formas
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