From French décadence, from Medieval Latin decadentia (decay), from *decadens (decaying), present participle of *decadere (to decay).
decadence (countable and uncountable, plural decadences)
- A state of moral or artistic decline or deterioration; decay.
- The quality of being luxuriously self-indulgent.
- I was enjoying the decadence of the New Yorker Hotel during the night of the Manhattan performance.
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