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decadent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of decadent

  1. 1 having lost forcefulness, courage, or spirit <social critics claimed that their culture had become decadent and weak> Synonyms effete, decayed, degenerate, overripe, washed-upRelated Words effeminate, overrefined, precious; decaying, declining, dying, failing, waning; debilitated, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, feeble, frail, languid, sapped, soft, wasted, weak, weakened, wimpy; dissolute, immoral; debased, debauched, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissoluteAntonyms undecadent

  2. 2 having or showing lowered moral character or standards <opponents of gambling casinos claim that gambling is a decadent form of entertainment> Synonyms debased, debauched, corrupt, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, reprobate, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warpedRelated Words bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wickedNear Antonyms incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuousAntonyms pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted

  3. 3 given to or marked by excessive gratification of one's desires <the impressionable heiress couldn't resist the decadent temptations of the jet-set life> Synonyms hedonistic, indulgent, luxurious, overindulgent, self-indulgent, sybariticRelated Words carnal, fleshly, sensual, sensuous, voluptuous; masturbatory, onanistic, self-absorbed, self-obsessed; gluttonous, greedy, rapacious, voracious; extravagant, incontinent, intemperate, reckless, splurging, uncontrolled, wantonNear Antonyms abstemious, abstinent, continent, sober, temperate; ascetic (also ascetical), austere, spartan; disciplined, self-controlled, self-disciplined, self-governedAntonyms self-abnegating, self-denying




decadent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of decadent

  1. 1 a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard <avant-garde artists who were scorned by the bourgeoisie as talentless decadents> Synonyms backslider, debauchee, debaucher, degenerate, deviate, libertine, perv, pervert, profligate, rake, rakehell, ripRelated Words bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyrNear Antonyms saint

  2. 2 a person whose life is devoted to luxury and sensual pleasures <a decadent who squandered her once considerable family fortune> Synonyms debauchee, voluptuary, hedonist, sensualist, sybariteRelated Words Cyrenaic, Epicurean; bon vivant, epicure, glutton, gourmand; libertine, playboy, rake, roué; playgirlNear Antonyms killjoy, spoilsport, wet blanket; fuddy-duddy, prude, straight arrowAntonyms ascetic





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