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Friday, January 08, 2016

Definitions for sybaritic

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.
  2. (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.

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Citations for sybaritic
A shower he held was for getting clean quickly and efficiently, but a bath, a bath was a sybaritic experience to be savoured. It calms the soul, it relaxes utterly, it allows one to start one's day on one's own terms. Peter Turnbull, The Man with No Face, 1998
He was hungry and he did not hide his greed. It was as if he were enacting the stock role of the sybaritic prelate. His great ring lightninged in the belle epoque chandeliers as he drank his wines with a kind of valedictory relish. Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers, 1980
Origin of sybaritic
Sybaritic derives from the name of the ancient Greek city Sybaris, which was known for the luxurious lifestyles of its inhabitants. It entered English in the early 1600s.