vo·​lup·​tu·​ary | \ və-ˈləp(t)-shə-ˌwer-ē How to pronounce voluptuary (audio) \
plural voluptuaries

Definition of voluptuary

: a person whose chief interests are luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites

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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, "These Movie Scenes Might Not Be Important, but They’re Pretty Great," 6 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of voluptuary

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Voluptuary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voluptuary. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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