See also: décadence
- A state of moral or artistic decline or deterioration; decay
- 1956, Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, page 35:
- "Stability, however, is not enough. It leads too easily to stagnation, and thence to decadence."
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *ḱh₂d- (0 c, 27 e)
state of moral or artistic decline or deterioration