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n. pl. vo·lup·tu·ar·ies
A person whose life is given over to luxury and sensual pleasures; a sensualist: "an adventurous voluptuary, angling in all streams for variety of pleasures" (Thomas De Quincey).

[French voluptuaire, from Old French, from Late Latin voluptuārius, variant of Latin voluptārius, devoted to pleasure, from voluptās, pleasure; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vo·lup′tu·ar′y adj.


n, pl -aries
a person devoted or addicted to luxury and sensual pleasures
of, relating to, characterized by, or furthering sensual gratification or luxury
[C17: from Late Latin voluptuārius delightful, from Latin voluptās pleasure]


(vəˈlʌp tʃuˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a person devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.
2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin voluptuārius, Latin voluptārius pertaining to (sensual) pleasure, derivative of volupt(ās) pleasure] + -ārius -ary]


- One totally into luxury and sensual pleasure.
See also related terms for luxury.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voluptuary - a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
Adj.1.voluptuary - 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"


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


[vəˈlʌptjʊərɪ] Nvoluptuoso/a m/f


nLüstling m
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