Complete Definition of "decadent"

English

Etymology
French décadent, from Latin decadentia, compound of de- down and cadere to fall; relating to decay.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Characterized by moral or cultural decline.
  2. Luxuriously self-indulgent.

#* 2003 August 10, Ken Keeler, "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings", Futurama, season 5, episode 16, Fox Broadcasting Company
#*: Hedonism Bot: Surgery in an opera? How wonderfully decadent! And just as I was beginning to lose interest!

Translations
trans-top|Characterized by moral or cultural decline
German: dekadent
Icelandic: hnignandi m|f|n; hrörnandi m|f|n; spilltur m, spillt f, spillt n; úrkynjaður m, úrkynjuð f, úrkynjað n
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trans-top|Luxuriously self-indulgent
German: dekadent
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Related terms
decadence noun
decay noun, verb
cadence noun

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