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Meaning of DECADENCE

Pronunciation:  'dekuduns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

DECADENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: decadency, degeneracy, degeneration
 See Also: abasement, abjection, degradation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*ca"dence\, Decadency \De*ca"den*cy\, n. [LL.
decadentia; L. de- + cadere to fall: cf. F. d['e]cadence. See
A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. ``The old
castle, where the family lived in their decadence.'' --Sir W.

Thesaurus Terms
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