/veuh lup"chooh er'ee/, n., pl. voluptuaries, adj.
1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure.
2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.
[1595-1605; < LL voluptuarius, L voluptarius pertaining to (sensual) pleasure, equiv. to volupt(as) pleasure + -arius -ARY; for -u- see VOLUPTUOUS]

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  • Voluptuary — Vo*lup tu*a*ry, a. Voluptuous; luxurious. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • voluptuary — c.1600 (n. and adj.), from L. voluptuarius, from voluptarius, from voluptas pleasure (see VOLUPTUOUS (Cf. voluptuous)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • voluptuary — UK [vəˈlʌptʃʊərɪ] / US [vəˈlʌptʃuˌerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms voluptuary : singular voluptuary plural voluptuaries literary someone who enjoys physical pleasures, especially sexual pleasure, and expensive possessions …   English dictionary

  • voluptuary — noun (plural aries) Date: circa 1610 a person whose chief interests are luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites • voluptuary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • voluptuary — /vəˈlʌptʃuəri / (say vuh lupchoohuhree) noun (plural voluptuaries) 1. someone given up to luxurious or sensuous pleasures. –adjective 2. relating to or characterised by luxurious or sensuous pleasures: voluptuary habits. {Latin voluptuārius,… …   Australian English dictionary

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