From Frenchdécadent, 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
As in glyptic so in poetic art, the Hellenism of the time was decadent and Alexandrine rather than Attic of the best period.
All her neighbours were either decadent or exhausted states; and France, the most powerful of the Western powers, was her firm ally.
Upon the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767 the Chiquitos became decadent, and now number short of 20,000.
decadent Aegean products and their wide distribution become more marked than ever.
Many times already during that evening of a decadent The bat~ civilization, their threatening presence had seemed ii~asion.