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basic decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the basic decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is an assumed basic decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
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common decency

Common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. Please have the common decency to at least consult me before you make some extravagant purchase. It is just common decency that you should help someone if they are in distress.
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It seems to me that workplace decencies are a given.
Harrison stresses that small actions or decencies are readily available and easy to use--they require neither permission nor a budget.
Any business library catering to managers needs THE MANAGER'S BOOK OF DECENCIES.
Tackling the breakdown of common decencies requires an effort equal to that which is mobilized for war.
Immediately to the east is the Tampines New Town, a product of one of the government's earlier infrastructural projects in which much of the population of the old city was transposed from picturesque but insanitary slums to high-rise slabs which offer late twentieth-century internal decencies, and a measure of orderly open space with some well-used public amenities.