Monday, March 23, 2009
sybarite \ˈsi-bə-ˌrīt\ noun: voluptuary, sensualist
Etymology: from the notorious luxury of the ancient Sybarites
A voluptuary is a person whose chief interests are luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites. More or less a straight synonym, a sensualist is one who persistently or excessively pursues sensual pleasures and interests.