What is another word for voluptuary?

Pronunciation: [vəlˈʌptjuːəɹˌi] (IPA)

Voluptuary is a term that describes someone who is excessively devoted to sensual pleasure, often related to gourmet food, luxury, and self-indulgence. There are various ways to identify or describe this type of person, and here are some synonyms that can help you broaden your vocabulary: epicurean, sybarite, hedonist, libertine, debauchee, sensualist, glutton, pleasure-seeker, and possibly, connoisseur, if the focus is on the appreciation of fine things. Using these words interchangeably can help you convey a more nuanced or sophisticated meaning, depending on the context. Whether positive or negative, these synonyms provide a range of expressions to describe a person's attitude or behavior towards sensual pleasures.

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What are the hypernyms for Voluptuary?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for voluptuary?

Voluptuary is a term used to refer to a person with a strong inclination towards pleasure, sensuality, and luxury. The antonyms for the word "voluptuary" are ascetic, abstemious, and austere. An ascetic person is someone who practices self-discipline and self-denial, denying themselves of worldly pleasures. An abstemious individual is someone who exercises moderation and restraint, especially when it comes to drinking and eating. And an austere person is someone who lives a simple and plain lifestyle, without any extravagance or luxury. These antonyms for "voluptuary" describe individuals who are disciplined, restrained, and focused on higher goals than just their own personal pleasure.

Usage examples for Voluptuary

But "the German Apelles" was no Greek voluptuary, ambitious in heathen vices, such as that other Apelles whose painting of Venus was said to be his masterpiece.
Beatrice Fortescue
There was no vanity in the man; he was studying his face out of sheer curiosity, from a new and quite impersonal point of view, as that of an enormous hypocrite and voluptuary.
E. W. Hornung
The influence exercised on society by the baleful example of his court had not yet ceased, and time had not been allowed for the reign of the mild monarch who succeeded that gross voluptuary to work the reform in manners, if not in morals, which his own personal habits were so well calculated to produce.
"The Idler in France"
Marguerite Gardiner

Famous quotes with Voluptuary

  • We must ever bear in mind that the great end in view is righteousness, justice as between man and man, nation and nation, the chance to lead our lives on a somewhat higher level, with a broader spirit of brotherly goodwill one for another.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.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Mahomet himself, after all that can be said about him, was not a sensual man. We shall err widely if we consider this man as a common voluptuary, intent mainly on base enjoyments, — nay on enjoyments of any kind. His household was of the frugalest; his common diet barley-bread and water: sometimes for months there was not a fire once lighted on his hearth. They record with just pride that he would mend his own shoes, patch his own cloak. A poor, hard-toiling, ill-provided man; careless of what vulgar men toil for.
    Thomas Carlyle

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