sybaritic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sybaritic displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses "an epicurean banquet","enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs","Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence","a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sybaritic Of or pertaining to the Sybarites; resembling the Sybarites; luxurious; wanton; effeminate. "Sybaritic dinners.""Sybaritical cloistres."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sybaritic Of or pertaining to Sybaris or its inhabitants; hence, luxurious; devoted to pleasure.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Sybariticus, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Is he to pass his life in a condition of Sybaritic softness?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 9, 1917" by Various
Altogether the walk was not a pleasant one for the sybarite.
"Red Money" by Fergus Hume
Verily, the hermits of the Thebaid were Sybarites, compared to this man!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
It is fit for a Sybarite.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
Miss Darrell was evidently a Sybarite in her tastes.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Some sybarite even goaded us into getting up a fund for a strip of linoleum to be laid in the aisle between the beds.
"Observations of an Orderly" by Ward Muir
Here and there a curtain of gaudy chintz, half drawn, marked the resting-place of a sybarite.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
And he was by no means a Sybarite, either.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
Steve was a Sybarite born, and he lingered here.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
What Sybarites the Holy Fathers must have been!
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Patrician state, plebeian blood
Soon foster sybarites, and they,
Squand'ring their riches, wood by wood,
Die palsied wrecks debauched and gray.
"Frost" by Madison Julius Cawein
Every luxury known through the earth's wide expanse,
In profusion procured was put forth to enhance
The repast that they gave;
And no Sybarite, nursed in the lap of delight,
Such a banquet ere tasted as welcomed that night
The elect of the grave.
"The Feast Of Freedom" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

It was the late company's flagship model in the mid-1990s, an advanced front-wheel-drive sedan that combined dynamic modern styling, sybaritic luxury and a state-of-the-art V-8 engine and drivetrain.
A LUSH oasis in the Ur-womb of Andalusia, alternately austere and sybaritic, Seville boasts a rich history of religious fervor rivaled only by its sensual self-indulgence.
DANIEL ERATH / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Sybarites women's club.
Thanks to "Sybarites Sail into Spring" at the Southern Yacht Club, the Holy Cross School Blue &amp.
At the Marni boutique in Tokyo, Sybarite UK played with bewitching signature elements.
"Be prepared" takes on sybaritic significance with seven versatile recipes.
Murray Dixon–built Hotel Victor has been restored in high sybaritic fashion by celebrated French designer Jacques Garcia.
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