decadent decadent  /ˈdɛ kə dənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
  2. (n) a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. By the later half of the eighteenth century the French court had become decadent and vile.
  2. After the meltdown, the bankers had to eschew their decadent lifestyle.
  3. No one expects a rock star to lead a spartan lifestyle but that is no license for a decadent lifestyle.

News

  1. Photos: New Triple Layer Cakes at Little Dom's Deli

                Little Dom's pastry chef Ann Kirk just launched a new cake menu, where she's whipping up desserts made with seasonal local berries and other decadent ingredients. [ more › ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: LAist

  2. Make this: Strawberry and Nutella Crepes

    The flavors of strawberry and chocolate blend perfectly together to create a decadent taste. This dessert couldn't be easier because you can make the crepes in advance or buy ready-to-use crepes available in the produce section of many grocery stores.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Springfield News-Leader

  3. 5 things to know today

    Brunch idea: Northshore Brasserie hosts a decadent brunch buffet that features oysters on the half shell, a Benton’s bacon station, custom-made crepes and omelets. Drink specials include $3 Bloody Marys and $4 mimosas. Brunch hours are 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today. More info: www.northshorebrasserie.com.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Quotes

  1. Brand explained to ShortList magazine: "He tells you stories and you think, 'Oh my God, you decadent lunatics.' Tales of when there was still money in the music industry and they were all carrying on." "So there are no direct references, but...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Russell Brand Source: MTV UK

  2. Of her experience singing Elvis Presley`s "Blue Christmas" with Bocelli during the taping, country music star Reba McEntire told the Toronto Sun, "I sat there in awe. I just loved it. (His voice) is rich like frosting on a cake - decadent. It`s so...
    on Oct 13, 2009 By: Reba McEntire Source: Reuters

  3. "We will continue to pursue our efforts to protect sharks from eradication by the decadent and cruel process of shark finning," Stuart Beck, Palau's ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement.
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Beck Source: AOL News

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