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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities.

Usage examples (5)
  • Encouraging 'decadence' does not lead to freedom, in fact it leads to the exact opposite.
  • - Dictionary. com defines 'decadence' as "unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence".
  • SL: Apparently, there's an underlying concept of 'decadence' across all your releases.
  • The vexed relationship in Wilde's definition of 'decadence' between the parts and the whole was evidently also part of the problem. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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