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Sybarite

[ sib-uh-rahyt ]
/ ˈsɪb əˌraɪt /
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noun

(usually lowercase) a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
an inhabitant of Sybaris.

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Origin of Sybarite

1590–1600; <Latin Sybarīta<Greek Sybarī́tēs.See Sybaris, -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM Sybarite

syb·a·rit·ism [sib-uh-rahy-tiz-uhm], /ˈsɪb ə raɪˌtɪz əm/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Sybarite (1 of 2)

sybarite
/ (ˈsɪbəˌraɪt) /

noun

(sometimes capital) a devotee of luxury and the sensual vices

adjective

luxurious; sensuous

Derived forms of sybarite

sybaritic (ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk) or rare sybaritical, adjectivesybaritically, adverbsybaritism, noun

Word Origin for sybarite

C16: from Latin Sybarīta, from Greek Subaritēs inhabitant of Sybaris

British Dictionary definitions for Sybarite (2 of 2)

Sybarite
/ (ˈsɪbəˌraɪt) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris
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