decadent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dek'u-dunt, di-kād'nt), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by decadence, esp. culturally or morally: a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility.
  2. (often cap.) of or like the decadents.
  1. a person who is decadent.
  2. (often cap.) one of a group of French and English writers of the latter part of the 19th century whose works were characterized by aestheticism, great refinement or subtlety of style, and a marked tendency toward the artificial and abnormal in content.
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