Definition of decadent :
1. Decaying; deteriorating.
2. 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.
rakish, loose, degenerate, overripe, sybaritic, wicked, evil, demoralized, jackleg, unethical, sinful, perverse, decayed, indulgent, amoral, overindulge, debased, dissolute, immoral, unwholesome, rakehell, unclean, luxurious, self-indulgent, perverted, libertine, effete, gross, decadence, fun-loving, sensual, weakness, washed-up, indulgence, extravagance, epicurean, degraded, deviant, for fun, sordid, debauched, dissipated, reprobate, warped, depraved, self-indulgence, sick, overindulgent
regressive (part of speech: adjective)
- After a life of heroic endeavor, disappointment, slavery, and poverty, the author of " Don Quixote" gave the world a serious work which caused to be laughed off the world's stage forever the final vestiges of decadent chivalry. - "Arms and the Man", George Bernard Shaw.
- Yet it is plain from Hsiian Chuang's account that at this time Buddhism was decadent in most districts both of the north and south. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.
- " Then the West must be getting what the Archdeacon- he's Flora's husband, you know- calls decadent," the girl sighed. - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.