Its decadent ingredients are ideal for closing down the holiday eating season.
Meals were hard to come by and decadent booze lost its appeal.
The grandson of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, Nicholas Vreeland was poised for a decadent life in high-society.
Folks in the Middle Ages were forbidden to eat them during Lent because they were too decadent.
These slightly bitter flavors add an aromatic complexity to an already rich and decadent dessert.
He also had his decadent followers, but there was no one to continue his methods and inspiration.
The exquisiteness of the decadent efflorescence of a passing race.
The Germans had been shown that we were not a decadent nation.
Such a cynical and decadent philosophy could not go unchallenged.
Islam revivified a decadent Christianity, and the attacks of modern missionaries are strengthening Islam.
"in a state of decline or decay (from a former condition of excellence)," 1837, from French décadent, back-formation from décadence (see decadence). In reference to literary (later, other artistic) schools that believed, or affected to believe, they lived in an age of artistic decadence, 1885 in French, 1888 in English. Usually in a bad sense, e.g.:
"Bread, supposedly the staff of life, has become one of our most decadent foods -- doughy, gummy, and without the aroma, flavor, texture, taste and appearance that is typical of good bread." ["College and University Business" 1960]Beckoning sense of "desirable and satisfying to self-indulgence" begins c.1970 in commercial publications in reference to desserts.