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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a state or condition of rotting. Also: Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.

Usage examples (35)
  • Without regular watering and pruning, the once flourishing rose garden had reached a decadent state.
  • A decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
  • She offers food, such as what she calls a decadent sweet roll, that's sweetened mostly with agave instead of sugar.
  • Those sentiments were fully aired during the wide-open era we call the decadent sixties. for more
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  • The "decedent" (a dead person) was no longer the most "decadent" (having low moral standards) citizen in town.
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