Definition of voluptuary in English:

voluptuary

Line breaks: vo¦lup¦tu|ary
Pronunciation: /vəˈlʌptjʊəri
 
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noun (plural voluptuaries)

  • A person devoted to luxury and sensual pleasure.
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    • The novel's Italians are listless voluptuaries, its Germans are dedicated and earnest, its nuns are whores or maniacs and its censors are libidinously thrilled by the material they censor.
    • Forget purported health benefits of vegetarian meals, this is a dish for voluptuaries.
    • The 1963 cult film classic introduced a cast of campy and erotic voluptuaries, some of them drag queens, in a series of beautiful and delirious tableaus.

adjective

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  • Concerned with or characterized by luxury and sensual pleasure: a voluptuary decade when high living was in style

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin volupt(u)arius, from voluptas 'pleasure'.

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