A voluptuary loves the good life — he is a person whose fondest wish might be to lie on a velvet sofa while being fed chocolate cupcakes.

Another word for voluptuary is hedonist, someone whose favorite things are comfort and luxury, and whose highest priority is sensual pleasure. A voluptuary might be especially fond of fine clothing, delicious food, and a luxurious home. The Latin root of voluputary is voluptas, which means "pleasure," and that is exactly what a voluptuary is preoccupied with, his or her own pleasure.

Definitions of voluptuary
  1. adjective
    displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    synonyms: epicurean, luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuous
    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
  2. noun
    a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
    synonyms: sybarite
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    type of:
    a person who enjoys sensuality
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