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See also: Sybaritic



Latin Sybariticus.


  • IPA(key): /ˌsɪb.əˈɹɪt.ɪk/
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sybaritic (comparative more sybaritic, superlative most sybaritic)

  1. Of or having the qualities of a sybarite; self-indulgent or decadent.
    • 1619, H. Hutton, Follie's Anat.:
      His belly is a Cesterne of receit, [] A Sabariticke Sea, a depthlesse Gulfe.
    • 1961, Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, page 501:
      Mike looked again at his glass, took a slow sybaritic sip.
    • 2017: "Jennifer Egan’s Travels Through Time" by Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker
      He loves to sleep late, he loves to entertain, he’s an amazing cook. He’s such a joyful, celebratory, sybaritic person.
  2. Having the character of or dedicated to excessive luxury.


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