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


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From Latin Sybarita, from Ancient Greek Συβαρίτης (Subaritēs, "inhabitant of Subaris"), from Σύβαρις (Subaris, "Sybaris (an ancient Greek city in southeastern Italy noted for the luxurious, pleasure-seeking habits of many of its inhabitants)")



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  • Thank you for tending to the problem of too many inappropriate proper name entries for "sybarite." I am so glad to find comments are taken seriously, and someone cares to correct problems.

    I must add that in eliminating the capitalized examples, many good ones were also removed. In this case, the word is sometimes capitalized in its lexical usage, so some capped entries may be acceptable. If you google "rather a sybarite", you will see this. In addition, some of the capitalized examples were appropriate to the definition of the the word as "a native or inhabitant of Sybaris". Some examples of this would be desirable.

    Unfortunately there is no substitute for reviewing entries.

    April 14, 2011

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

    October 31, 2007