decadency
noun Date: 1632 decadence 1

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  • Decadency — Decadence De*ca dence, Decadency De*ca den*cy, n. [LL. decadentia; L. de + cadere to fall: cf. F. d[ e]cadence. See {Decay}.] A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. The old castle, where the family lived in their decadence. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decadency — dec·a·den·cy (dĕkʹə dən sē, dĭ kādʹn ) n. Decadence. * * * …   Universalium

  • decadency — noun decadence …   Wiktionary

  • decadency — n. immorality; decadence; state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decadency — n. See decadence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decadency — dec·a·den·cy …   English syllables

  • decadency — noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities • Syn: ↑degeneracy, ↑degeneration, ↑decadence • Derivationally related forms: ↑decadent, ↑decadent (for: ↑decadence), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cuffy (person) — Cuffy, or Kofi (died in 1763), was an Akan person who was captured in his native West Africa and sold into slavery to work in the plantations of the Dutch colony of Berbice in present day Guyana. He became famous because in 1763 he led a revolt… …   Wikipedia

  • degeneracy — noun 1. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles the luxury and corruption among the upper classes moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity Rome had fallen into moral… …   Useful english dictionary

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