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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 (9)
  • Capitalism and democracy seem to be suffering from a strong crisis of identity, of declining importance and decadency.
  • He further indicated that "the ANC will make sure that we earned the Sodom and Gomorra that has led to moral decadency in our society".
  • Faced with rising neopaganism, the decadency of customs in Rome and Florence, it was enough to ask that people follow the Gospel to be branded as severe censors.
  • Then, it was a program to "save us from decadency." for more
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