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Definitions for decadent
ˈdɛk ə dənt, dɪˈkeɪd ntdeca·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decadentadjective

    a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)

  2. decadent, effeteadjective

    marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

    "a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility"; "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"


  1. decadentnoun

    A person affected by moral decay.

    Etymology: from decadentia, from decadens, present participle of decado. Cognate with French decadent

  2. decadentadjective

    Characterized by moral or cultural decline.

    Etymology: from decadentia, from decadens, present participle of decado. Cognate with French decadent

  3. decadentadjective

    Luxuriously self-indulgent.

    Etymology: from decadentia, from decadens, present participle of decado. Cognate with French decadent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decadentadjective

    decaying; deteriorating


  1. Decadent

    Decadent is British progressive metal band Threshold's first fan club album, released in 1999. The album features remixes and radio edits of songs from their previous albums, as well as one acoustic remake and one song that was hitherto only available on the Japanese release of Psychedelicatessen. The album was reissued in 2003 with modified CD artwork; it is now out of print but available for download on iTunes. Three of the remixes on the album bear strong similarity to the versions of the songs produced for the 2001 reissue of Psychedelicatessen. Several of the tracks on this album appear as easter eggs in the multimedia portions of the special edition reissues of Wounded Land and Psychedelicatessen.

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    If you say that a person or society is decadent, you think that they have low moral standards and are interested mainly in pleasure.a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically); degenerate, abandoned, corrupt, degraded,depraved ,debased,debauched,dissolute;characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence, self-indulgent;marked by decay or decline:decayed, degenerate, effete, effete, overripe, washed-up;backslider, debauchee, debaucher,deviate, libertine, perv, pervert, profligate, rake, rakehell, rip,immoral.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decadent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decadent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of decadent in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Reitter:

    It feels so decadent.

  2. Louis Adamic:

    From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.


    the system set. The truth is:- insurance premiums are set on mortality rates so that companies would pay out less than they take in. In america black people died earlier than whites.So discrimination set in. Racism dictated that-emancipated blacks were uninsurable. Discrimination based on statistics has now a technotyrannical basis. We have become a racially decadent society.

  4. John Maynard Keynes:

    The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

  5. Cynthia Sass:

    If you've never tried avocado in these ways, trust me, you'll love it, avocado blends well with both sweet and savory ingredients, and provides the satisfaction factor that makes dishes decadent. Incorporating more avocado into your diet is like having your cake and eating it too!

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