Adjective "voluptuary" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/vəˈlʌptjʊəri/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person devoted to luxury and sensual pleasure.
  1. 'What eluded him was why the music appealed to anyone other than sentimental voluptuaries corrupted by Victorianism and what made it unique to Brahms.'
  2. 'The 1963 cult film classic introduced a cast of campy and erotic voluptuaries, some of them drag queens, in a series of beautiful and delirious tableaus.'
  3. 'The dancer makes her a voluptuary from the start, selling her soul for pleasure.'
  4. 'These aren't matter-of-fact troopers following orders, but sadistic voluptuaries, smacking their lips in satisfaction while doing a job that's fun.'
  5. 'We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary.'

adjective

Concerned with or characterized by luxury and sensual pleasure.

    Definitions

    1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and sensual pleasure. adjective

    2. of, relating to, or characterized by preoccupation with luxury and sensual pleasure: voluptuary tastes.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "sweetnesses can be voluptuary."

    "sufferings can be voluptuary."

    Origin

    Early 17th century: from Latin volupt(u)arius, from voluptas ‘pleasure’.