1. pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.
2. (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
A shower he held was for getting clean quickly and efficiently, but a bath, a bath was a sybaritic experience to be savoured. It calms the soul, it relaxes utterly, it allows one to start one’s day on one’s own terms.
— Peter Turnbull, The Man with No Face, 1998
|Sybaritic derives from the name of the ancient Greek city Sybaris, which was known for the luxurious lifestyles of its inhabitants. It entered English in the early 1600s.|