decadent, adj. 1. decaying, declining, on the wane, falling off, falling into ruin, withering; deteriorating, degenerating, spoiling, rotten, tainted.
2. dissolute, dissipated, wasted, worn out; sensuous, hedonistic, epicurean, carnal; perverted, depraved.
decamp, v. 1. flee, mosey, run off, make off, take off, make tracks, take flight; fly, bolt, run, show a clean or light pair of heels; escape, abscond, Jocular. absquatulate, take the money and run; take to one's heels, cut and run, Inf. hightail it, Inf. hotfoot it, Inf. skedaddle, Inf. scram, SI. split, SI. cut out, SI. vamoose, SI. light out.
2. skip, run out, Inf. go AWOL, desert; take French leave, Brit. SI. do a moonlight flit; slip away, sneak off, steal away, slink away, Brit. SI. mizzle.
3. depart, leave, go away, go off, be off, Inf. shove off, Inf. make oneself scarce, Brit. SI. bugger off.
4. break camp, strike tents; march off or away, move off or on; vacate, evacuate.
decapitate, v. behead, guillotine, decollate, ax, bring to the block; lop or chop off, top, truncate, put under the ax.
decapitation, n. beheading, decollation, putting under the executioner's ax; lopping or chopping off, truncating, topping.
decay, v. 1. decline, sicken, fail, waste away, atrophy, ebb, wane, dwindle; wither, degenerate, deteriorate, molder, crumble, fall to pieces, disintegrate, wear away, corrode.
2. spoil, rot, go bad, putrefy, decompose.
-n. 3. decline, failing, weakening, labefaction, collapse, downfall, ruin, ruination; decadence, retrogradation, corruption; degeneration, deterioration, disintegration, dissolution; impairment, disrepair, dilapidation, decrepitude; corrosion, erosion, crumbling, Plant Pathol, dry rot; falling off, wasting away, weakness, atrophy, frailty, caducity, senescence.
4. spoilage, rot, rottenness, rotting, cariosity, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, decomposition.
decease, n. 1. death, demise, passing, expiration. Set
death (def. 1).
-v. 2. die, perish, expire. See - die (def. 1).
deceased, adj. dead, defunct, late. See - dead (def. 1).
deceit, n. 1. deception, dissimulation, hypocrisy, duplicity, dark and crooked ways, evil ways; fraud, cheating, chicane, trickery; jugglery, trumpery, dupery, hocus-pocus, fraudulence, shenanigan; craft, wiles, guile, finesse, Inf. razzle-dazzle, cozenage, double-dealing; cunning, slyness, wiliness, duping, circumvention, SI. jive, SI. hype; intrigue, sophistry, subtlety, collusion; treachery, betrayal, tergiversation, disloyalty; chicanery, knavery, Inf. hanky-panky, SI. funny business, SI. monkey business.
2. trick, strategem, ruse, Trojan horse, artifice, pretense, Obs. cog; contrivance, wile, subterfuge, misrepresentation; fake, sham, hoax, swindle, shuck, feint, blind; fraud, imposture, imposition, Law. covin, humbug, Inf. flimflam, Inf flam; falsehood, lie, fib, untruth, prevarication.
3. falseness, untruthfulness, deceptiveness, dishonesty, insincerity, trickiness; deceitfulness, underhandedness, indirection, mendacity.
deceitful, adj. 1. insincere, disingenuous, false, mendacious, untruthful, hollow; dishonest, underhanded, untrustworthy, crooked; wily, tricky, designing, scheming, guileful, double-dealing; artful, crafty, Machiavellian, cunning, sly, snaky, foxy; subtle, insidious, collusive, circumventive, prevaricative; twofaced, Janus-faced, hypocritical, Sl. jive; perfidious, treacherous, traitorous, Punic, treasonable.