voluptuary

[ vuh-luhp-choo-er-ee ]
/ vəˈlʌp tʃuˌɛr i /

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.

Nearby words

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  5. voluntourism,
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  7. volute,
  8. volute spring,
  9. volutin,
  10. volution

Origin of voluptuary

1595–1605; < Late Latin voluptuārius, Latin voluptārius pertaining to (sensual) pleasure, equivalent to volupt(ās) pleasure + -ārius -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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Word Origin and History for voluptuary

voluptuary

c.1600 (n. and adj.), from Latin voluptuarius, from voluptarius, from voluptas "pleasure" (see voluptuous).

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