Voluptuary definition

və-lŭpcho͝o-ĕrē
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A person whose life is given over to luxury and sensual pleasures; a sensualist.
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A person devoted to luxurious living and sensual pleasures; sensualist; sybarite.
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Of or characterized by luxury and sensual pleasures.
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One whose life is devoted to sensual appetites; a sensualist, a pleasure-seeker.
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Noun

Singular:
voluptuary
Plural:
voluptuaries

Origin of voluptuary

  • French voluptuaire from Old French from Late Latin voluptuārius variant of Latin voluptārius devoted to pleasure from voluptās pleasure wel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a Late Latin variant of Latin voluptarius (“devoted to pleasure"), from voluptas (“pleasure").

    From Wiktionary