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Saturday, February 15, 2003

Definitions for voluptuary

  1. A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.
  2. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure.

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Citations for voluptuary
Colette used to begin her day's writing by first picking fleas from her cat, and it's not hard to imagine how the methodical stroking and probing into fur might have focused such a voluptuary's mind. Diane Ackerman, New York Times
Though depicted as a decadent voluptuary, she remained celibate for more than half of her adult life. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Origin of voluptuary
Voluptuary derives from Latin voluptarius, "devoted to pleasure," from voluptas, "pleasure."