Today’s Word “voluptuary”

Today’s Word “voluptuary”
voluptuary vuh-LUHP-choo-er-ee (noun) – A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.

(adjective) – Voluptuous; luxurious.

“The hackneyed voluptuary is like the jaded epicure, the mere listlessness of whose appetite becomes at length a sufficient penalty for having made it the principle object of his enjoyment and cultivation.” — Sir Walter Scott, ‘Peveril of the Peak’

Voluptuary derives from Latin voluptarius, “devoted to pleasure,” from voluptas, “pleasure.”

 
 

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