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Sunday Word: Sybaritic

sybaritic [sib-uh-rit-ik]
adjective:
Fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent.

Example:

The fundamentalist believes that we believe in nothing. In his world-view, he has his absolute certainties, while we are sunk in sybaritic indulgences. (Salman Rushdie, Step Across This Line)

That is as near to sybaritic luxury as a man should care to come. (Henry van Dyke, Little Rivers)

For so many of these sybaritic recipes are wholly impractical for the modern home chef. (Katie Baker, The Queen of the French Kitchen, 2014)

Origin:
sybaritic (1600-1700) Latin Sybariticus, from Sybaris ancient Italian city whose people lived in great wealth and comfort. (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)


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