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Meaning of DECADENT

Pronunciation:  'dekudunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
  2. [adj]  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"
 

DECADENT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: effete, indulgent
 
 See Also: bad person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*ca"dent\, a.
    Decaying; deteriorating.
    
    
  2. \De*ca"dent\, n.
    One that is decadent, or deteriorating; esp., one
    characterized by, or exhibiting, the qualities of those who
    are degenerating to a lower type; -- specif. applied to a
    certain school of modern French writers.
    
          The decadents and [ae]sthetes, and certain types of
          realists.                                --C. L. Dana.
    
          The business men of a great State allow their State to
          be represented in Congress by ``decadents''. --The
                                                   Century.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abandoned, coming apart, contaminated, corrupt, corrupted, cracking, crumbling, debased, debauched, decaying, declining, degenerate, degenerating, degenerative, degraded, depraved, deteriorating, disintegrating, dissipated, dissolute, draining, drooping, dwindling, ebbing, effete, fading, failing, falling, falling off, flagging, fragmenting, going to pieces, immoral, languishing, marcescent, morally polluted, on the wane, perverted, pining, polluted, profligate, regressive, reprobate, retrograde, retrogressive, rotten, self-indulgent, shriveling, sinking, sliding, slipping, slumping, steeped in iniquity, subsiding, tabetic, tainted, vice-corrupted, vitiated, waning, warped, wasting, wilting, withering, worsening
 

 

 

 

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