1. [ adjective ] marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
Synonyms: effete

"a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility" "a group of effete self-professed intellectuals"

Related terms: indulgent
2. [ noun ] a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
Related terms: bad_person decay
Similar spelling:   decedent