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dec•a•dent



Pronunciation: (dek'u-dunt, di-kād'nt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/decadent.html on line 77 [key]
adj.
1. characterized by decadence, esp. culturally or morally: a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility.
2. (often cap.) of or like the decadents.

n.
1. a person who is decadent.
2. (often cap.) one of a group of French and English writers of the latter part of the 19th century whose works were characterized by aestheticism, great refinement or subtlety of style, and a marked tendency toward the artificial and abnormal in content.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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