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Someone who is a disgrace to society. A consumer but not a producer. A Taker but not a giver. Someone who has declined in morals and spends most of his/her time partying, having sex, drinking heavily and doing all that while being a general fucking neet.
Example 1:
*At a party*
Joe: Jane, Tim is looking for you! Why are you with Josh now?
Jane: Tell Josh, to fuck off!
Joe: You fucked Tim an hour ago and now you're going for Josh?
Jane: Why a woman can't love to have sex? As boys would say I have a huge sexdrive.
Joe: You are such a degenerate, Jane

Example 2:
Bill: Man, I fucked seven different girls this week every day. I'm such a hunk.
Danny: No, Bill. Collecting STDs is not something you should be proud of. You are a fucking degenerate.
by Dickosaursu March 08, 2017
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
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having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline.
"a degenerate form of a higher civilization"
synonyms: debased, degraded, corrupt, impure;

"a degenerate form of classicism"
by Silentscorpion March 15, 2015
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a person beyond the pale of respectability. a person devoid of any desirable qualities.
AKA as a low life, beg bug, dirt bag, worm
A degenerate, does not have the words please and thank you in their vocabulary.
A degenerate gets out of a warm bed DOESN'T even take a shower (for days at a time)
and takes a bus (in 10 degree weather) during a Blizzard to go bet on horses with money
that was suppose to be for their kids school books.
by thederby February 16, 2014
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To fall from grace, to degrade, to become corrupt, to lose good or admirable qualities.

Describing someone or something who has lost their good qualities and has become undesirable or even abnormal.
The mad cow disease caused many unfortunate cows to degenerate, forcing many to avoid eating beef.

Your boyfriend ran off with another woman and took your best jewelry?! Why, that degenerate-!
by Lorelili August 14, 2011
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a sub-human smackoff that either loses, breaks, destroys, or completely ruins everything they come in contact with.
That degenerate forgot to stir the sauce and ruined everything.
by Marc Micheline March 01, 2005
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none of the definitions so far were correct.
A degenerate is a person who has declined, as in morals or character, from a type or standard considered normal.
a degenerate is usually a person who is frowned upon by society for being an individual. Like me. Is it so wrong to be different?
by cldrules December 25, 2008
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