Definition of sybarite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪbərʌɪt/


A person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury.
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.



Pronunciation: /ˈsɪbərɪtɪz(ə)m/
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.


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

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