Sybaritically, adv.
/sib'euh rit"ik/, adj.
1. (usually l.c.) pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
Also, Sybaritical.
[ < L Sybariticus < Gk Sybaritikós, equiv. to Sybarít(es) SYBARITE + -ikos -IC]

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