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Back-formation from decadence, from Medieval Latin decadentia, from Late Latin decadens (decadens), present participle of Late Latin decado (sink, fall). Cognate with French décadent

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  • IPA: /ˈdɛkədənt/, SAMPA: /"dEk@d@nt/

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Decadent (comparative more Decadent, superlative most Decadent)

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Decadent

Comparative
more Decadent

Superlative
most Decadent

  1. Characterized by moral or cultural decline.
    • Gore Vidal - The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (1992)
      As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
  2. Luxuriously self-indulgent.

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Decadent

Plural
Decadents

Decadent (plural Decadents)
  1. A person affected by moral decat

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