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decadent

Saltos de línea: deca|dent
Pronunciación: /ˈdɛkəd(ə)nt
 
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Definición de decadent en inglés:

adjetivo

1Characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline: a decaying, decadent Britain
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • History tells us that decadent cultures which have lost the will to fight do not survive.
  • Those values have more or less passed away, during this decadent cultural period in which we have lived.
  • These people - philosophers like Nietzsche - fantasised that violence would purify our culture of decadent and degenerate forces.
Sinónimos
dissolute, dissipated, degenerate, corrupt, depraved, louche, rakish, shameless, sinful, unprincipled, immoral, licentious, wanton, abandoned, unrestrained, profligate, intemperate;
1.1Luxuriously self-indulgent: a decadent soak in a scented bath
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Fabrics and colours are luxuriously decadent: red felt, magenta georgette, misty grey mohair, powdery blue sheepskin and sequinned fleece knits.
  • Hearst was famous for taking various famous friends out for decadent cruises on his luxurious boat.
  • The heavy atmosphere of the luxurious furnishings sets a decadent mood.

sustantivo

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1A person who is luxuriously self-indulgent: for half a million dollars, he offers rich decadents the chance to lead a deadly safari
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The story concerns a dissolute decadent who is enchanted with his beloved, Alicia's, form, but who detests what he considers to be the frivolity and shallowness of her personality.
  • Fran Landesman is still the poet laureate of lovers and losers: her songs are the secret diaries of the desperate and the decadent.
  • Single cream or pouring cream is used for enriching and finishing sauces, soups, stews, desserts and coffee or cereals for the decadent.
1.1 (often Decadent) A member of a group of late 19th-century French and English poets associated with the Aesthetic Movement.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Pater's descriptions opened the eyes of the English decadents to the painter's enigmatic beauty, and he became a cult figure.
  • She had little formal education but travelled widely in Europe where her somewhat dramatic taste led to an interest in Italian Mannerism, German Romanticism, Pre-Raphaelitism, and the decadents.
  • His Swan Lake sets and costumes, informed not just by the overripe sensibility of the Pre-Raphaelites but also by Gustave Moreau and other decadents, look breathtaking on paper.

Origen

mid 19th century: from French décadent, from medieval Latin decadentia (see decadence).

Derivados

decadently

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adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • What we might find shocking, then, is not that Coward had the nerve to deal with this subject matter, but that he might have actually lived like this; so decadently, so irresponsibly.
  • Otter Bar has a wild stretch of the Salmon River in its backyard and is probably the best whitewater school in the world, not least because it is the most decadently luxurious.
  • So while I slog through my day-to-day drudgeries, he is cavorting on the Champs-Elysées and decadently nibbling pain au chocolat on the Rive Gauche.

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