sybarite


syb·a·rite

noun \ˈsi-bə-ˌrīt\

Definition of SYBARITE

1
[from the notorious luxury of the Sybarites] :  voluptuary, sensualist
2
capitalized :  a native or resident of the ancient city of Sybaris
syb·a·rit·ic \ˌsi-bə-ˈri-tik\ adjective
syb·a·rit·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
syb·a·rit·ism \ˈsi-bə-ˌrī-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Examples of SYBARITE

  1. <the prince was remembered as a self-indulgent sybarite, not as a statesman or warrior>

First Known Use of SYBARITE

circa 1555

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