decadent
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdɛkədənt/
Adjective

decadent

  1. Characterized by moral or cultural decline.
    • Gore Vidal - The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (1992)
      As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
  2. Luxuriously self-indulgent.
    • Hedonismbot in the Futurama episode "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"
      Surgery in an opera? How wonderfully decadent! And just as I was beginning to lose interest!
Synonyms
  • (luxuriously self-indulgent) sinful (colloquial)
Translations Translations Noun

decadent (plural decadents)

  1. A person affected by moral decay.
    • L. Douglas
      He had the fastidiousness, the preciosity, the love of archaisms, of your true decadent.
Translations


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary