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Related to sybaritism: voluptuary
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.
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a love of luxury. [Allusion to Sybaris, a Greek colony in Italy not-ed for its luxury.] — sybarite, n. — sybaritic, adj.See also: Behavior
devotion to sensual pleasures. — sybarite, n. — sybaritic, adj.See also: Pleasure
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