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Definition of Decadence

Decadence

  1. Alt. of Decadency

Decadence Quotations

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde

Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.
Ernest Hemingway

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off.
Benito Mussolini

The difference between our decadence and the Russians' is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.
James Thurber

In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.
Cal Thomas
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Decadence Translations

decadence in German is Dekadenz
decadence in Norwegian is forfall
decadence in Swedish is dekadans

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