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3 definitions found
 for decadence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decadence \De*ca"dence\, Decadency \De*ca"den*cy\, n. [LL.
     decadentia; L. de- + cadere to fall: cf. F. d['e]cadence. See
     Decay.]
     A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. "The old
     castle, where the family lived in their decadence." --Sir W.
     Scott.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decadence
      n 1: the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
           [syn: degeneracy, degeneration, decadence,
           decadency]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "decadence":
     abandon, abandonment, abjection, comedown, corruptedness,
     corruption, corruptness, debasement, decadency, decadent, decayed,
     declension, declination, decline, deformation, degeneracy,
     degenerate, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation,
     demoralization, demotion, depravation, depravedness, depravity,
     depreciation, derogation, descent, deterioration, devolution,
     dissoluteness, downfall, downgrade, downtrend, downturn,
     downward mobility, downward trend, drop, dying, ebb, effeteness,
     fading, failing, failure, failure of nerve, fall, falling-off,
     involution, lapse, loss of tone, moral pollution, moral turpitude,
     overripe, profligacy, regress, regression, reprobacy, retrocession,
     retrogradation, retrogression, rottenness, slippage, slump,
     turpitude, wane
  
  

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