- (usually lowercase) pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
Origin of Sybaritic
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Examples from the Web for sybaritic
For so many of these sybaritic recipes are wholly impractical for the modern home chef.The Queen of the French Kitchen
March 26, 2014
We were becoming selfish, self-indulgent, sybaritic rapidly.
I had heard that Sir William Howe was of sybaritic temperament.In Hostile Red
Our first night in La Gloria was not one of sybaritic pleasure.Pioneering in Cuba
James Meade Adams
His wide, thin lips were pursed in sybaritic enjoyment of his cigar.The Girl in the Mirror
Elizabeth Garver Jordan
That is as near to sybaritic luxury as a man should care to come.Little Rivers
Henry van Dyke
- of or relating to the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for sybaritic
1610s, from Latin sybariticus, from Greek sybaritikos, from Sybarites (see Sybarite).
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