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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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not a spark of decency

A total lack of the common, everyday courtesy, respect, and politeness that is expected and assumed by social convention. I can't believe she came to the gala when she wasn't even invited. She hasn't a spark of decency.
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By making the time to extend kind and thoughtful decencies, we can ensure that our customers/members have a positive experience.
You can cultivate Li in yourself and others by practicing thoughtful behaviors and extending decencies to your colleagues.
(1.) Harrison, S., The Manager's Book of Decencies: how small gestures build great companies, McGraw Hill-2007
Tackling the breakdown of common decencies requires an effort equal to that which is mobilized for war.' He urges that a group of Ministers and MPs should develop a strategy to counter antisocial behaviour.
First are the moral decencies that involve personal integrity, that is, telling the truth, not lying or being deceitful; being sincere, candid, frank, and free of hypocrisy; keeping one's promises, honoring pledges, living up to agreements; and being honest, avoiding fraud or skullduggery.
Third are the decencies of benevolence, which involve manifesting goodwill and noble intentions toward other human beings and having a positive concern for them.