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1. Devoted to or marked by pleasure and luxury.
2. Sybaritic Of or relating to Sybaris or its people.

syb′a·rit′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Placename) of or relating to the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris or its inhabitants
3. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris or its inhabitants


(ˌsɪb əˈrɪt ɪk)

also Syb`a•rit′i•cal,

1. (usu. l.c.) pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite.
2. of or pertaining to Sybaris or its residents.
Syb`a•rit′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sybaritic - displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"


adjective pleasure-loving, self-indulgent, hedonistic, champagne, luxurious, sensual, voluptuous, epicurean, bacchanalian, luxury-loving, Lucullan They have always lived a very sybaritic life.


Characterized by or devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle:


[ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk] ADJsibarita, sibarítico


adj (form) persongenusssüchtig; way of lifeschwelgerisch
References in classic literature ?
It was at this point that he definitely condemned Simeon Stylites as a sybaritic fraud.
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King Abdullah watched helplessly as the contradiction at the core of his kingdom -- the split between its corrupt, sybaritic royal family and the puritanical, obscurantist Wahhabi fanatics of its religious establishment -- widened to the breaking point.
Instead of sober resolve, there's an intoxicated, end-of-the-world giddiness to new development that, regrettably, matches the area's stereotypical image of sybaritic excess.
William Joseph Myles' sybaritic tastes meant his son was raised in luxury, in a succession of grand houses.
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Take your pick - obesity, alcoholdependency, high blood-pressure, diabetes and a plethora of cancers, including skin cancer through luxurious holidays in expensive sunny countries, a sybaritic lifestyle spent in colour supplement houses and top of the range cars.
It emerged in 1910, shortly after Edward VII's death, and depicts five menacing nouveaux riches associated with that sybaritic monarch's reign, now invading the court of the virtuous George V and vainly hoping for similar influence there.
I remember that she told the conference that there was no hot water there (apart from what a chip-heater offered) until 1948 when a system was installed in time for the visit of the sybaritic Cardinal Spellman from New York.
Kwan's book eats its chiffon cake and has it too, simultaneously tut-tutting many of its characters for their vapid materialism while reveling in the milieu's sybaritic excess.
Then a room about sex, in which Marina Abramovie's Breathing In Breathing Out, 1977, sits at the end of an ornate wooden bed under the enormous, sybaritic Brett Whiteley diptych The Naked Studio, 1981.
John McLaughlin was always the cagey, elliptical Zen master; Hammersley, the subtle, genteel, and muscular wit; and Benjamin, always the sybaritic Hellenist, aghast at the infinity of options that his brand of oil painting promised.