One that is decadent, or deteriorating; esp., one characterized by, or exhibiting, the qualities of those who are degenerating to a lower type; -- specif. applied to a certain school of modern French writers.
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. John Maynard Keynes
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. Gore Vidal
I don't go to the sale rack. But I wouldn't say I am decadent in my spending. I am careful. Madonna Ciccone
Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions. H. Rap Brown
I haven't got purity, and I don't think I ever did. I have always been, even as a child, a very decadent little person. Marianne Faithfull