Definitions

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

  • adj. Devoted to or marked by pleasure and luxury.
  • adj. Of or relating to Sybaris or its people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or having the qualities of a sybarite; self-indulgent or decadent
  • adj. Having the character of or dedicated to excessive luxury

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Sybarites; resembling the Sybarites; luxurious; wanton; effeminate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Sybaris or its inhabitants; hence, luxurious; devoted to pleasure.

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

  • adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

Etymologies

Latin Sybariticus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The wild, wide open city of Miami, its pristine beaches and flaming, Hispanic-tinged beat seemed a perfect venue for my sybaritic lifestyle.

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  • Naturally, such bacchanalian and sybaritic efforts resulted in rock n' roll suicides -- so to speak -- indigenous to the region, such as the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Steve Took of '70s glam duo T.

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  • Bridgewater is a splendidly Falstaffian character, tubby "more apple than pear-shaped", big-hearted and sybaritic.

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  • Tom Rakewell falls under the spell of Nick Shadow, and opts for a sybaritic life of easy riches.

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  • She took a room by the beach, painted, and enjoyed the idle, sybaritic life of the other rich expatriates on the island.

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  • The camp is proof that sybaritic and sustainable can go hand-in-hand, "a laboratory for conservation tourism, a showcase," Joubert says.

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  • When it comes to watering holes, like other sybaritic pursuits, the bar is set higher in New York.

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  • On paper it sounded sybaritic, but Luke approached the task with the utmost seriousness.

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  • For instance, he came to blows with his dearest chum, the Artist, because, forsooth, the latter was so sybaritic as to spend twenty cents on a single meal, the first meal in two days.

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  • The story of Sybaris, an ancient and opulent city, is quite amusing. They taught their horses to dance when pipe music was played; and thus their cavalry was utterly useless when they were attacked by a band of musicians.

    December 20, 2009