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DECADENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does decadent mean? 

DECADENT (noun)
  The noun DECADENT has 1 sense:

1. a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)

  Familiarity information: DECADENT used as a noun is very rare.


DECADENT (adjective)
  The adjective DECADENT has 1 sense:

1. marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

  Familiarity information: DECADENT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECADENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("decadent" is a kind of...):

bad person (a person who does harm to others)


DECADENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

Synonyms:

decadent; effete

Context examples:

a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility / a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

Similar:

indulgent (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone)


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