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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Sybaris.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Sybaris.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person devoted to luxury and pleasure; a voluptuary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inhabitant of Sybaris, an Achæan colony in Lucania, founded 720 b. c., and destroyed by the Crotoniates 510 b. c.; hence, a person devoted to luxury and pleasure, Sybaris being proverbial for its luxury.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

Etymologies

Latin Sybarīta, native of Sybaris, from Greek Subarītēs, from Subaris, Sybaris (from the notorious luxury of its inhabitants).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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