sybarite

noun syb·a·rite \ ˈsi-bə-ˌrīt \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

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

sybaritic

play \ˌsi-bə-ˈri-tik\ adjective

sybaritically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

sybaritism

play \ˈsi-bə-ˌrī-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Examples of sybarite in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of sybarite

circa 1555


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