decadency

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noun dec·a·den·cy \-dən-sē\

Definition of decadency

  1. :  decadence 1

Examples of decadency in a sentence

  1. a novel that examines the decadency of a group of overprivileged teens in an affluent suburb

1632

First Known Use of decadency

1632


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