Definition of sybarite in English:

sybarite

Line breaks: syb¦ar|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪbərʌɪt
 
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noun

A person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury.
More example sentences
  • I've encountered people who lived as self-involved sybarites for years but assumed a new Christian identity in middle age.
  • Intermediates who want to build their confidence and technique on a big network of connected pistes should look elsewhere, but for sybarites, party people and adrenaline freaks, it's the place to be.
  • As a flat, infertile protectorate of Britain, isolated at the northern fringe of the Leeward chain, you might expect it to offer nothing to sybarites, particularly in matters of food.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 16th century (originally denoting an inhabitant of Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southern Italy, noted for luxury): via Latin from Greek Subaritēs.

Derivatives

sybaritism

noun
More example sentences
  • In We'll Always Have Paris, Baxter intimates that Paris for him was a riot of sex and sybaritism.
  • Can responsible corporate managers then afford to be anything other than immoral advocates of sybaritism?
  • It is nice having two weeks of Sybaritism to look forward to.

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