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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decadent  \De*ca"dent\,  a. 
  Decaying;  deteriorating. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decadent  \De*ca"dent\,  n. 
  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  [ae]sthetes,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decadent 
  adj  :  marked  by  excessive  self-indulgence  and  moral  decay;  "a 
  decadent  life  of  excessive  money  and  no  sense  of 
  responsibility";  "a  group  of  effete  self-professed 
  intellectuals"  [syn:  {effete}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  has  fallen  into  a  decadent  state  (morally  or 
  artistically) 




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