undecadent

adjective
un·​dec·​a·​dent | \ ˌən-ˈde-kə-dənt How to pronounce undecadent (audio) also -di-ˈkā- \

Definition of undecadent

: not decadent … despite all the social-critic jeremiads, Americans have shown this remarkable tendency to remain undecadent.— David Brooks

First Known Use of undecadent

1898, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about undecadent

Time Traveler for undecadent

Time Traveler

The first known use of undecadent was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for undecadent

Last Updated

27 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Undecadent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undecadent. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

Comments on undecadent

What made you want to look up undecadent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a pile of three dimensional shapes in green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!