Decadent

Definition of Decadent

De`ca´dent
a.1.Decaying; deteriorating.
n.1.One that is decadent, or deteriorating; esp., one characterized by, or exhibiting, the qualities of those who are degenerating to a lower type; - specif. applied to a certain school of modern French writers.
The decadents and æsthetes, and certain types of realists.
- C. L. Dana.
The business men of a great State allow their State to be represented in Congress by "decadents".
- The Century.

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