Origin of decadence
Examples from the Web for decadence
Within days, the anti-Western line drawn to connect the dots of supposed Western decadence reached theaters and movie theaters.A Virtual Iron Curtain Closes In on Russia’s Intelligentsia|Anna Nemtsova|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many accused party leaders of excessive wealth and decadence filled with liquor and women.
The decadence of it at 10 in the morning, it just feels like the perfect reward!
In both films, these vehicular behemoths are emblems of our current decadence.The Crush for Cronenberg’s Cannes Competition Entry, ‘Cosmopolis’|Richard Porton|May 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The collection was unmistakably Cavalli, and whether one finds his decadence enthralling or offputting, he stands by it.Milan Fashion Week’s Big Finale: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana Wow, While Armani Falls Short|Robin Givhan|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Accordingly, as early as 1600, the independent and vigorous life has gone out and it becomes an architecture of the decadence.How to judge architecture|Russell Sturgis
This period marks the decadence of ancient art, but carries with it the characteristics and methods of the ancient Greek painters.Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
The Irish say that England is in the first stage of her decadence, and they say it with some reason.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Today progress in transportation has caused the decadence of many of the fairs but others still survive.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
They marked the decadence of those reforms which ten years before had given promise of such glorious results.Rabbi and Priest|Milton Goldsmith
Word Origin for decadence
1540s, from Middle French décadence (early 15c.), from Medieval Latin decadentia "decay," from decadentem (nominative decadens) "decaying," present participle of decadere "to decay," from Latin de- "apart, down" (see de-) + cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Used of periods in art since 1852, on French model.