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Pronunciation: si-bə-ˌrit ic

Definition: fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent

Origin: the ancient city of Sybaris, an important city in Magna Graeca situated in the Gulf of Taranto, where settlers amassed great wealth and had great feasts and displays of hedonism

Usage, “he is an indulgent sybarite”; “I won’t endure another one of her sybaritic parties”

Sources: Wiktionary, Wikipedia, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary

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