An example of a decadent desert is a gigantic piece of expensive chocolate cake.
Other Word Forms
Origin of decadent
- French décadent back-formation from décadence decadence decadence
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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