Sybaritic

Sybaritic

[sib-uh-rit-ik]
adjective
1.
(usually lowercase) 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 Sybaris or its inhabitants.
Also, Sybaritical.


Origin:
< Latin Sybarīticus < Greek Sybarītikós, equivalent to Sybarī́t(ēs) Sybarite + -ikos -ic

Sybaritically, adverb
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sybarite (ˈsɪbəˌraɪt)
 
n
1.  (sometimes capital) a devotee of luxury and the sensual vices
 
adj
2.  luxurious; sensuous
 
[C16: from Latin Sybarīta, from Greek Subaritēs inhabitant of Sybaris]
 
sybaritic
 
adj
 
syba'ritical
 
adj
 
syba'ritically
 
adv
 
'sybaritism
 
n

Sybaritic (ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris or its inhabitants

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