adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
- a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
- a group of effete self-professed intellectuals
that has brought forth, exhausted; ex + fetus
that has brought forth. See Fetus
- No longer capable of producing young, as an animal, or fruit, as the earth; hence, worn out with age; exhausted of energy; incapable of efficient action; no longer productive; barren; sterile.
Effete results from virile efforts.
If they find the old governments effete, worn out, . . . they may seek new ones.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
Fear not the Adverb Hell!