De*ca"dent(?), n. One that is decadent, or deteriorating; esp., one characterized by, or exhibiting, the qualities of those who are degenerating to a lower type; -- specif. applied to a certain school of modern French writers.
The decadents and sthetes, and certain types of realists.C. L. Dana.
The business men of a great State allow their State to be represented in Congress by "decadents".The Century.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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