voluptuary

noun

vo·​lup·​tu·​ary və-ˈləp(t)-shə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce voluptuary (audio)
plural voluptuaries
: a person whose chief interests are luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites
voluptuary adjective

Examples of voluptuary in a Sentence

a fin de siècle novel about dandies and voluptuaries
Recent Examples on the Web Nothing important happens in this movie, which the Italian voluptuary Luca Guadagnino directed and yet, being as manically alive as Mr. Fiennes is here has to count for something. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of voluptuary was circa 1610

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“Voluptuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voluptuary. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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