- a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.
- of, relating to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.
Origin of voluptuary
Related Words for voluptuaryepicurean, hedonist, sensualist, epicure, hedonic, hedonistic, hot, passionate, voluptuous
Examples from the Web for voluptuary
Contemporary Examples of voluptuary
It was also an occasion for voluptuary displays of tough-mindedness.The Media's Pro-Torture Cheerleaders
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of voluptuary
Bigot, a voluptuary in every sense, craved a change of pleasure.The Golden Dog
Fair lady, he went onyour mother was, like yourself, a voluptuary.The Sorrows of Satan
Voluptuary as he was, Ulick didn't feel a spark of erotic emotion for his companion.Painted Veils
A great governor may be one-fourth voluptuary, but he must be three-parts politician.The African Colony
An epicure and a voluptuary, he had lived in extraordinary luxury.Old and New London
- a person devoted or addicted to luxury and sensual pleasures
- of, relating to, characterized by, or furthering sensual gratification or luxury
Word Origin for voluptuary
c.1600 (n. and adj.), from Latin voluptuarius, from voluptarius, from voluptas "pleasure" (see voluptuous).