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dec·a·dent

 (dĕk′ə-dənt, dĭ-kād′nt)
adj.
1. Being in a state of decline or decay.
2. Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.
3. often Decadent Of or relating to literary Decadence.
n.
1. A person in a condition or process of mental or moral decay.
2. often Decadent A member of the Decadence movement.

[French décadent, back-formation from décadence, decadence; see decadence.]

dec′a·dent·ly adv.

decadent

(ˈdɛkədənt)
adj
1. characterized by decay or decline, as in being self-indulgent or morally corrupt
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) belonging to a period of decline in artistic standards
n
3. a decadent person
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) (often capital) one of a group of French and English writers of the late 19th century whose works were characterized by refinement of style and a tendency towards the artificial and abnormal
ˈdecadently adv

dec•a•dent

(ˈdɛk ə dənt, dɪˈkeɪd nt)

adj.
1. characterized by or given to decadence.
2. (often cap.) of or like the decadents.
n.
3. a person who is decadent.
4. (often cap.) any of a group of writers, esp. of late 19th-century France, whose work stressed refinement of style and a content of artificiality, perverseness, the bizarre, despair, etc.
[1830–40]
dec′a•dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decadent - a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
bad person - a person who does harm to others
Adj.1.decadent - 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"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

decadent

Translations
مُنْحَط، مُنْحَل
dekadentnízpustlý
dekadent
dekadens
spilltur
dekadentný
ahlâk düzeyi düşük olan

decadent

[ˈdekədənt] ADJ [habits, person] → decadente

decadent

[ˈdɛkədənt] adjdécadent(e)

decadent

adjdekadent
n (Liter) → Vertreter(in) m(f)der Dekadenz, Décadent m (geh)

decadent

[ˈdɛkədnt] adjdecadente

decadence

(ˈdekədəns) noun
1. a falling from high to low standards in morals or the arts. the decadence of the late Roman empire.
2. the state of having low or incorrect standards of behaviour; immorality. He lived a life of decadence.
ˈdecadent adjective
a decadent young man.

decadence ends in -ence (not -ance).
References in classic literature ?
He recognised that though Buddhism is undoubtedly a religion for decadents, its decadent values emanate from the higher and not, as in Christianity, from the lower grades of society.
There are nations not blinded to Science, not given over hand and foot to effete snobocracies and Degenerate Decadents.
1) In diction, dialect and style it is obviously dependent upon Homer, and is therefore considerably later than the "Iliad" and "Odyssey": moreover, as we have seen, it is in revolt against the romantic school, already grown decadent, and while the digamma is still living, it is obviously growing weak, and is by no means uniformly effective.
For a writer of his peculiar philosophic tenets, at all events, the world itself, in truth, must seem irretrievably old or even decadent.
Straight to La he came and in the language of the great apes which was also the language of decadent Opar he addressed her.
But as Soapy set foot inside the restaurant door the head waiter's eye fell upon his frayed trousers and decadent shoes.
They think that we are bourgeois because we have virtue, and prehistoric because we are not decadent.
And beneath that roof was an aerial ooze of vegetation, a monstrous, parasitic dripping of decadent life- forms that rooted in death and lived on death.
In Chapter IV we left the drama at that point, toward the middle of the sixteenth century, when the Mystery Plays had largely declined and Moralities and Interlude-Farces, themselves decadent, were sharing in rather confused rivalry that degree of popular interest which remained unabsorbed by the religious, political, and social ferment.
I must confess that my satisfaction with my first theories of an automatic civilization and a decadent humanity did not long endure.
Their collection does not confine Decadence solely to the fin de siecle as Karl Beckson's famous Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890's: Anthology of British Poetry and Prose (1981) does, but refreshingly broadens its timeline by tracing its development in the 1830s and beyond, and even drawing special attention to its roots: the profligacy of the Roman Empire.
After considering the failed artist's quest for an aesthetic ideal in a society of moral decline, Valenti concludes that for Mauclair the final embrace of socialism represents an unprecedented hope for the Decadents.