Definition of decadence
- the decadence of modern society
- escape the decadence that attends upon old age
- —G. L. Dickinson
The book condemns the decadence of modern society.
a symbol of the decadence of their once-mighty civilization
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abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slump;
: behavior that shows low morals and a great love of pleasure, money, fame, etc.
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