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Decadence – low moral standards and behaviour


(Pronounced dec-ah-dense)

To remember the definition of the word decadence, use the following mnemonic:

On deck, a dance (decadence) like this was shocking. Standards of behaviour and morality had become very low.


On deck, a dance was so bad. Standards of behaviour and morality became very low. 


Examples of decadence in a sentence

The decadence of eating five chocolate bars made me quite lazy.

According to many partygoers, a life without decadence is a life of boredom.

While the church leaders are not opposed to a little self-indulgence now and then, they are opposed to a lifetime of decadence.

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