adjective see sybarite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Sybaritic — Syb a*rit ic, Sybaritical Syb a*rit ic*al, a. [L. Sybariticus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to the Sybarites; resembling the Sybarites; luxurious; wanton; effeminate. Sybaritic dinners. Bp. Warburton. Sybaritical cloistres. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sybaritic — 1610s, from L. sybariticus, from Gk. sybaritikos, from Sybarites (see SYBARITE (Cf. Sybarite)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sybaritic — *sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous, epicurean …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Sybaritic — Sybaritically, adv. /sib euh rit ik/, adj. 1. (usually l.c.) pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of… …   Universalium

  • sybaritic — syb|a|rit|ic [ ,sıbə rıtık ] adjective FORMAL a sybaritic person likes pleasure, a comfortable life, and beautiful expensive things ╾ syb|a|rite [ sıbə,raıt ] noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sybaritic — [[t]sɪbərɪ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Someone who has a sybaritic way of life spends a lot of time relaxing in a luxurious way. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • sybaritic — adjective she regretted having left her homespun past for this sybaritic life with Lanzo Syn: luxurious, extravagant, lavish, self indulgent, pleasure seeking, sensual, voluptuous, hedonistic, epicurean, lotus eating, libertine, debauched,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sybaritic — UK [ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk] / US adjective formal a sybaritic person likes pleasure, a comfortable life, and beautiful expensive things Derived word: sybarite UK [ˈsɪbəraɪt] / US [ˈsɪbəˌraɪt] noun countable Word forms sybarite : singular sybarite plural… …   English dictionary

  • sybaritic — sybarite ► NOUN ▪ a person who is self indulgently fond of sensuous luxury. DERIVATIVES sybaritic adjective. ORIGIN originally denoting an inhabitant of Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southern Italy, noted for its luxury …   English terms dictionary

  • sybaritic — adjective displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses an epicurean banquet enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence a… …   Useful english dictionary

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