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voluptuary

[ vuh-luhp-choo-er-ee ]
/ vəˈlʌp tʃuˌɛr i /
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noun, plural vo·lup·tu·ar·ies.

a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.

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Origin of voluptuary

First recorded in 1595–1605; from French voluptuaire, from Late Latin voluptuārius, from Latin “pertaining to (sensual) pleasure,” equivalent to volupt(ās) “pleasure, delight” + -ārius adjective suffix; see -ary; for -u- see voluptuous
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British Dictionary definitions for voluptuary

voluptuary
/ (vəˈlʌptjʊərɪ) /

noun plural -aries

a person devoted or addicted to luxury and sensual pleasures

adjective

of, relating to, characterized by, or furthering sensual gratification or luxury

Word Origin for voluptuary

C17: from Late Latin voluptuārius delightful, from Latin voluptās pleasure
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