Voluptuaries
Voluptuary Vo*lup"tu*a*ry (?; 135), n.; pl. {Voluptuaries}. [L. voluptuarius or voluptarius, fr. voluptas pleasure.] A voluptuous person; one who makes his physical enjoyment his chief care; one addicted to luxury, and the gratification of sensual appetites. [1913 Webster]

A good-humored, but hard-hearted, voluptuary. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sensualist; epicure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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