Pronunciation: (dek'u-dunt, di-kād'nt),[key] —adj. 1. characterized by decadence, esp. culturally or morally: a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility. 2. (often cap.) of or like the decadents.
—n. 1. a person who is decadent.
2. (often cap.) one of a group of French and English writers of the latter part of the 19th century whose works were characterized by aestheticism, great refinement or subtlety of style, and a marked tendency toward the artificial and abnormal in content.