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The characters of these poems forlornly look for redemption in a decadent society on the edge of collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Blend glamour and glitz with decadent style. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His father frittered away millions on a decadent lifestyle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Raúl experiences a stifling home life in what already feels like a hopelessly backward and decadent society. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It is a cautionary tale with wry observations about our decadent society entwined around a mournful melody. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Is not the very fact that leisure has become a subject of study a sure sign of a decadent society? Christianity Today (2000)Modern Western styles of art and literature were attacked as decadent. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Convinced that modern society was decadent, he was all for the noble savage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I think they are the symbol of a decadent and corrupt regime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Seeing as we were about to become bona fide artists at our next class, it seemed suitably decadent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our style is decadent and tongue-in-cheek. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A fugitive gangster takes refuge in a decadent rock star's London home. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Measure for Measure is about an extremely decadent society, where the politicians charged with cleaning it up are perhaps more corrupt than the society. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'decadent'
British English: decadent ADJECTIVE
If you say that a person or society is decadent, you think that they have low moral standards and are interested mainly in pleasure.
...the excesses and stresses of their decadent lifestyles.
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