Word of the Day: decadent

dec·a·dent adjective \ˈde-kə-dənt also di-ˈkā-\

: having low morals and a great love of pleasure, money, fame, etc.: attractive to people of low morals who are only interested in pleasure: extremely pleasing
Full Definition of DECADENT
1:  marked by decay or decline
2:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the decadents
3:  characterized by or appealing to self-indulgence <decadent pleasures>
dec·a·dent·ly adverb
Examples of DECADENT

  1. The book condemns some of society’s wealthiest members as decadent fools.
  2. a wealthy and decadent lifestyle
  3. a decadent hotel room, complete with a hot tub
  4. We relaxed in decadent luxury.

Origin of DECADENT

back-formation from decadence

First Known Use: 1837
Related to DECADENT

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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2 thoughts on “Word of the Day: decadent”

  1. Hi, Melissa. I enjoy reading your word of the day and other posts. Smiling as I write this…it seems recently your word choices may have been influenced by the situation in Washington. Possible?

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