Decadent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdekədənt|  American pronunciation of the word decadent
Brit.  |ˈdɛkəd(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word decadent


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


- luxuriously self-indulgent
- marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay(syn: fin-de-siecle)


The book condemns some of society's wealthiest members as decadent fools.

a decadent hotel room, complete with a hot tub

We relaxed in decadent luxury.

...avant-garde artists who were scorned by the bourgeoisie as talentless decadents...

...a decadent who squandered her once considerable family fortune...

I spent a decadent day at a spa

a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility

...the protagonist of the novel is a composite of several real-life courtesans who plied their trade among the decadent aristocracy...

...the thesis that moral decline is the infallible diagnostic of a decadent society...

...a religious leader who railed against the profligacy of the nation's decadent aristocrats...

...the noble savage was a stereotype that appealed to 18th-century intellectuals, who viewed European civilization as decadent and corrupt...

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