decadence: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dek'u-duns, di-kād'ns), [key]
- the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: Some historians hold that the fall of Rome can be attributed to internal decadence.
- moral degeneration or decay; turpitude.
- unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence.
- (often cap.) the decadent movement in literature.
- decadence (Thesaurus)