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Synonyms for decency

Synonyms for decency

a sense of propriety or rightness

Antonyms for decency

the quality of conforming to standards of propriety and morality

the quality of being polite and respectable

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Calls for wider action emerged after World War II codebreaker Alan Turing won a posthumous pardon in 2013 over a conviction in 1952 for gross indecency.
He is accused of six offences of indecent assault and four of gross indecency against two 15-year-old boys at the former Aycliffe Approved School in County Durham between 1967 and 1970.
Her co-carer Anderson, 46, was convicted of 17 charges including rape, indecent assault and gross indecency.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of gross indecency and was given a two year community rehabilitation order.
1 at the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, Winnipeg, to four years in prison on each of eight counts of indecent assault and four counts of gross indecency.
Glendinning was convicted in London of six counts of gross indecency in 1974.
Labour spin doctor Peter Mandelson's former agent has been accused of gross indecency with a teenage boy.
A friend of top Labour politician Peter Mandelson has been arrested for allegedly committing an act of gross indecency in a public lavatory.
While Kaufman makes clear that the gross indecency was committed against Wilde and not by him, neither does he flinch from presenting the writer's arrogance and deceptions that pave the way for his downfall.
Section 165 states that any male person who, whether in public or private, commits any act of gross indecency with another male person, or procures another male person to commit any act of gross indecency with him, or attempts to procure the commission of any such act by any male person with himself or with another male person, whether in public or private, is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for five years.
In 2012 a jury had found him guilty of 13 counts of indecent assault, gross indecency with a child and inciting gross indecency with a child.
The 68-year-old, whose address was previously given in court as Spinney Road, Warwick, faces offences including gross indecency with a child under 16, gross indecency with a child under 14 and indecent assault against a child under 14.
He is accused of five counts of gross indecency with a boy under 14 and one count of inciting a boy under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.
Anne Lakey denies two counts of inciting a boy under 16 to commit an act of gross indecency, two counts of gross indecency on a boy under 16 and four counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16.
David Smith is accused of two counts of indecent assault, two of gross indecency and one of buggery in 1984, the Crown Prosecution Service said.