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synonyms for decadence

  • corruption
  • debasement
  • decay
  • declension
  • decline
  • degeneracy
  • degeneration
  • degradation
  • devolution
  • dissipation
  • dissolution
  • downfall
  • downgrade
  • evil
  • excess
  • fall
  • gluttony
  • incontinence
  • intemperance
  • lasciviousness
  • lechery
  • lewdness
  • licentiousness
  • regression
  • sensuality
  • sybaritism

antonyms for decadence

MOST RELEVANT
  • ascent
  • decency
  • development
  • goodness
  • honor
  • improvement
  • morality
  • rise
  • upgrade
  • virtue
  • humility
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How to use decadence in a sentence

A century ago, our greatest writers extolled the beauty and spirituality of war, and the decadence and selfishness and effeminacy of peace.
STEVEN PINKER HAS HIS REASONS - ISSUE 108: CHANGEBRIAN GALLAGHERNOVEMBER 17, 2021NAUTILUS
Mirza Ghalib, the ultimate authority on Urdu poetry, was also an authority on mangoes, weaving entire ditties around their decadence.
THE COLONIAL PAST OF THE KING OF MANGOESSOHINI DAS GUPTASEPTEMBER 10, 2021OZY
At my meal, that luxury came through not just in the decadence but in how tailored it was to each person around the table.
CLIMATE CHANGE, INEQUALITY AND A RECALL VOTE: HOW THE FRENCH LAUNDRY EMBODIES CALIFORNIALISA BONOSSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I try to tell the unvarnished truth about the decadence in our market-driven universities!
CORNEL WEST SAYS IN RESIGNATION LETTER OVER TENURE DISPUTE THAT HARVARD IS IN ‘DECLINE AND DECAY’TIMOTHY BELLA, SUSAN SVRLUGAJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Seeking can call it sugaring, with its implications of frivolity and decadence, but it’s hard to attribute the site’s popularity to anything but financial hardship.
GAETZ’S GOP PRIMED YOUNG WOMEN TO SELL SEX TO MEN LIKE HIMCASEY THOMPSONMAY 31, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
This style of the decadence is the "dernier mot" of Verbe, summoned to express all and to venture to the very extremes.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
Unlike those feathered Romans of the Decadence, we moderns settle for one meal at a sitting, and let it digest in peace.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
So long as England produces men of this metal she need not fear the decadence of the race.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
They had reached the period of decadence, and were often heard boasting of the illustrious Charlotte.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1893VARIOUS
It is the fruit of a decadence, not the mature product of a full-blown art, which has taken centuries to grow and ripen.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
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WORDS RELATED TO DECADENCE

  • atrocity
  • decadence
  • degeneration
  • degradation
  • depravity
  • evil
  • immorality
  • impurity
  • infamy
  • iniquity
  • looseness
  • lubricity
  • perversion
  • profligacy
  • sinfulness
  • turpitude
  • vice
  • viciousness
  • vulgarity
  • wickedness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.