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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.]
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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]
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vo•lup•tu•ar•y(vəˈlʌp tʃuˌɛr i)
n., pl. -ar•ies,
1. a person devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.adj.
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]
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voluptuary- One totally into luxury and sensual pleasure.
See also related terms for luxury.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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voluptuary[vəˈlʌptjʊərɪ] N → voluptuoso/a m/f
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n → Lüstling m
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