decadence definition

  • noun:
    • A process, problem, or period of deterioration or decline, as with morals or art; decay.
    • A literary movement especially of late 19th-century France and England characterized by refined aestheticism, artifice, and the quest for new sensations.
    • a situation of ethical or creative drop or deterioration; decay
    • A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. “The old palace, where family members lived-in their decadence.”
    • A falling off or away; the act or means of dropping into an inferior problem or state; the procedure or condition of decay; deterioration.
    • the state of being degenerate in mental or ethical characteristics

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