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the word decadent applying to food


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the word decadent applying to food

koshergourmetmart | Jul 16, 2009 08:39 AM

When did the word decadent start applying to food? The official defintions are:

A person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("decadent" is a kind of...):

bad person (a person who does harm to others)

DECADENT (adjective)

Marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay



Context examples:

a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility / a group of effete self-professed intellectuals


indulgent (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone)

It seems like a negative comment rather than a positive one

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