See also: Sybaritic

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EtymologyEdit

Latin Sybariticus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌsɪb.əˈɹɪt.ɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

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.
  2. Having the character of or dedicated to excessive luxury.

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