Definition of decadent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdekədənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdekədənt//
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having or showing low standards, especially moral ones, and an interest only in pleasure and enjoyment rather than serious things the decadent rich a decadent lifestyle/society There was something very decadent about filling ourselves with so much rich food. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French décadent, from medieval Latin decadentia; related to decay.
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