decadency

noun dec·a·den·cy \ -dᵊn-sē \

Definition of decadency

: 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

First Known Use of decadency

1632


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