Friday, December 09, 2005
voluptuary noun [vuh-LUHP-choo-er-ee] A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.
Definitions for voluptuary
- A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.
- Of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure.
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Citations for voluptuary
Colette used to begin her day's writing by first picking fleas from her cat, and it's not hard to imagine how the methodical stroking and probing into fur might have focused such a voluptuary's mind.
Though depicted as a decadent voluptuary, she remained celibate for more than half of her adult life.