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decadent

adjective uk   us   /ˈdek.ə.dənt/
A decadent person or group has low moral standards: a decadent society the decadent court surrounding the kinghumorous Champagne and chocolates for breakfast - how decadent!
Translations of “decadent”
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或組織)腐朽的, 頹廢的, 墮落的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或组织)腐朽的, 颓废的, 堕落的…
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