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Sybaritic

[sib-uh-rit-ik]
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  1. (usually lowercase) pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
Sometimes Syb·a·rit·i·cal.

Origin of Sybaritic

< Latin Sybarīticus < Greek Sybarītikós, equivalent to Sybarī́t(ēs) Sybarite + -ikos -ic
Related formsSyb·a·rit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Sybaritic

adjective
  1. of or relating to the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for sybaritic

adj.

1610s, from Latin sybariticus, from Greek sybaritikos, from Sybarites (see Sybarite).

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