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
- The book condemns some of society’s wealthiest members as decadent fools.
- a wealthy and decadent lifestyle
- a decadent hotel room, complete with a hot tub
- 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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