noun. ['ˈdɛkədəns'] the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities.
- décadence (French)
- decadentia (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Decadence
Example sentences of the word decadence
1. Noun, singular or mass
To host a masquerade ball in your home you will need to create an aura of luxury and decadence.
Quotes containing the word decadence
1. It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power