A decadent dessert.
An example of a decadent desert is a gigantic piece of expensive chocolate cake.
- in a state of decline; characterized by decadence
- lavishly or sensually self-indulgent
Origin of decadentFrench décadent: see decadence
- a decadent person, esp. a writer or artist active in a period of decadence
- [oftenD-] any of a group of late-19th-cent., chiefly French writers characterized by a highly mannered style and an emphasis on the morbid and perverse
- Being in a state of decline or decay.
- Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.
- often Decadent Of or relating to literary Decadence.
- A person in a condition or process of mental or moral decay.
- often Decadent A member of the Decadence movement.
Origin of decadentFrench décadent back-formation from décadence decadence ; see decadence .
(comparative more decadent, superlative most decadent)
- A person affected by moral decay.
From French décadent, back-formation from décadence, from Medieval Latin decadentia, from Late Latin decadens (“decadens”), present participle of Late Latin decadō (“sink, fall”). Cognate with French décadent