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1. often sybarite A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.
2. A native or inhabitant of Sybaris.

[Latin Sybarīta, native of Sybaris, from Greek Subarītēs, from Subaris, Sybaris (from the notorious luxury of its inhabitants).]

syb′a·rit·ism (-rĭ-tĭz′əm) n.


(sometimes capital) a devotee of luxury and the sensual vices
luxurious; sensuous
[C16: from Latin Sybarīta, from Greek Subaritēs inhabitant of Sybaris]
sybaritic, ˌsybaˈritical adj
ˌsybaˈritically adv
ˈsybariˌtism n


1. (Placename) a native or inhabitant of the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris
3. (Historical Terms) a native or inhabitant of the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris


(ˈsɪb əˌraɪt)

1. (usu. l.c.) a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
2. a native or resident of Sybaris.
[1590–1600; < Latin Sybarīta < Greek Sybaritēs. See Sybaris, -ite1]
syb′a•rit•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sybarite - a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality


also Sybarite
A person devoted to pleasure and luxury:


[ˈsɪbəraɪt] Nsibarita mf


n (form)Genussmensch m
References in classic literature ?
That is nothing, and I am only mentioning it to you so that you should not think I am a sybarite.
A man who has only one hour longer to live must be a great Sybarite still to want anything, my dear Rosa.
Not to speak it harshly or scornfully, it seemed Clifford's nature to be a Sybarite.
This official sybarite dressed, dined, and visited a dozen or fifteen salons between eight at night and three in the morning.
My old acquaintances in Paris, or the she-coxcombs on whom I used to dance attendance, would be puzzled to recognize in me the man who had a certain vogue in his day, the sybarite accustomed to all the splendor, luxury, and finery of Paris.
Far from the crimes and the mysteries of the great city, the illustrious thief-taker was placidly living out the last Sybarite years of his life, smothered in roses!
We will discuss them side by side as sybarites, hang ourselves around with cigarette smoke, drink wine, and presently coffee.
Dear Duchess," he said, "I think that you are a nation of sybarites.
And from what I hear about those Guvutu sybarites, the best time to shop will be in the morning.
And from all about rose the low and sleepy hum of mountain bees--feasting Sybarites that jostled one another good-naturedly at the board, nor found time for rough discourtesy.
Designed with Sybarite Architects, the store highlights the collection on display, with its clean lines, contrasting furnishings and a monochromatic color palette, contrasting marble and glasswork alongside softer elements such as leather and felt.
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