[ sib-uh-rahyt ]
/ ˈsɪb əˌraɪt /
(usually lowercase) a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
an inhabitant of Sybaris.
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Origin of Sybarite
1590–1600; <Latin Sybarīta
OTHER WORDS FROM Sybaritesyb·a·rit·ism [sib-uh-rahy-tiz-uhm], /ˈsɪb ə raɪˌtɪz əm/, noun
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Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Sybarite in a sentence
He was not used to travelling on omnibuses, being something of a sybarite who spared nothing to ensure his own comfort.
Secondly, you are a Sybarite, and you do not without very serious reasons place yourself outside the pale of civilisation.
She was fed on the daintiest of fare, for Aggie was a sybarite in all sensuous pleasures that were apart from sex.
We are told that one Sybarite, for instance, once ordered his slaves to prepare a couch for him of fresh rose leaves.
British Dictionary definitions for Sybarite (1 of 2)
(sometimes capital) a devotee of luxury and the sensual vices
Derived forms of sybaritesybaritic (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)
a native or inhabitant of the ancient Greek colony of Sybaris
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