Being luxuriously effeminate like the Byron hero Sardanapalus

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Sardanapalian — /sahr dn euh payl yeuhn, pay lee euhn/, adj. excessively luxurious or sensual. [1865 70; Sardanapal(us) a legendary Assyrian king proverbial for his decadence ( < L < Gk Sardanápal(l)os, perh. ult. < Akkadian Aššur ban apli Ashurbanipal) + IAN] * …   Universalium

  • sardanapalian — adjective a) Decadently luxurious or sensual b) Having the attributes of …   Wiktionary

  • sardanapalian — sar·da·na·pa·lian …   English syllables

  • sardanapalian — |särdənə|pālyən, päl , lēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Sardanapalus legendary last king of the Assyrian empire (from Latin, from Greek Sardanapalos) + English an : of, relating to, or characterized by the luxuriously sensual… …   Useful english dictionary

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