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ep·i·cu·re·an

 (ĕp′ĭ-kyo͝o-rē′ən, -kyo͝or′ē-)
adj.
1. Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort.
2. Suited to the tastes of an epicure: an epicurean repast.
3. Epicurean Of or relating to Epicurus or Epicureanism.
n.
1. A devotee to sensuous and luxurious living; an epicure.
2. Epicurean A follower of Epicurus.

[Middle English Epicurien, from Epicure; see epicure.]

epicurean

(ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən)
adj
1. devoted to sensual pleasures, esp food and drink; hedonistic
2. suitable for an epicure: an epicurean feast.
n
an epicure; gourmet
ˌepicuˈreanˌism n

Epicurean

(ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən)
adj
(Philosophy) of or relating to the philosophy of Epicurus
n
(Philosophy) a follower of the philosophy of Epicurus
ˌEpicuˈreanˌism n

ep•i•cu•re•an

(ˌɛp ɪ kyʊˈri ən, -ˈkyʊər i-)

adj.
1. having luxurious tastes or habits, esp. in eating and drinking.
2. fit for an epicure.
3. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Epicurus or Epicureanism.
n.
4. an epicure.
5. (cap.) a disciple of Epicurus.
[1350–1400; Middle English Epicurien < Latin Epicūrē(us) of Epicurus (< Greek Epikoúreios) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epicurean - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)epicurean - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
Adj.1.Epicurean - of Epicurus or epicureanism; "Epicurean philosophy"
2.epicurean - devoted to pleasure; "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
3.epicurean - displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses; "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

epicurean

adjective
1. hedonistic, self-indulgent, luxurious, sensual, lush, luscious, voluptuous, libertine, sybaritic, pleasure-seeking, bacchanalian, gluttonous, gourmandizing dishes which will send you into transports of epicurean delight
noun
1. gourmet, foodie, bon vivant (French), epicure, gastronome I am no great epicurean - give me simple food every time.

epicurean

adjective
1. Characterized by or devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle:
2. Relating to, suggestive of, or appealing to sense gratification:
noun
A person devoted to pleasure and luxury:
Translations

epicurean

[ˌepɪkjʊˈriːən]
A. ADJepicúreo
B. Nepicúreo m

epicurean

[ˌɛpɪkjʊəˈriːən] adj [dish, food] → épicurien(ne)

epicurean

adjepikureisch (geh)
nEpikureer m (geh), → Genussmensch m

epicurean

[ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən] adj & nepicureo/a
References in classic literature ?
But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings of the banquet that was going on so nigh him, no more than the sharks heeded the smacking of his own epicurean lips.
His features might have been called good, had there not lurked under the pent-house of his eye, that sly epicurean twinkle which indicates the cautious voluptuary.
The other had a face that was brilliant with health, and jovially worth of an epicurean.
And perhaps he was the only person in the world who did not think his sisters uninteresting and superfluous; for his was one of those large-hearted, sweet-blooded natures that never know a narrow or a grudging thought; Epicurean, if you will, with no enthusiasm, no self-scourging sense of duty; but yet, as you have seen, of a sufficiently subtle moral fibre to have an unwearying tenderness for obscure and monotonous suffering.
The first time he submitted one of these saline salads to my critical attention I naturally thought that anything collected at such pains must possess peculiar merits; but one mouthful was a complete dose; and great was the consternation of the old warrior at the rapidity with which I ejected his Epicurean treat.
At the moment when this jollity was manifesting itself by the most lively demonstrations, when the ladies were reproaching the two adversaries with not having admitted women into the system of Epicurean happiness, Gourville was seen hastening from the other end of the garden, approaching Fouquet, and detaching him, by his presence alone, from the group.
This he unpacked with the help of a youth whom he had brought with him, and presently, to my very great astonishment, a quite epicurean little cold supper began to be laid out upon our humble lodging-house mahogany.
Convinced, eloquent,--again and again the notes of Epicurean philosophy fall almost unconsciously from his lips.
To sage Philosophy next lend thine ear, From heaven descended to the low-roofed house Of Socrates--see there his tenement-- Whom, well inspired, the Oracle pronounced Wisest of men; from whose mouth issued forth Mellifluous streams, that watered all the schools Of Academics old and new, with those Surnamed Peripatetics, and the sect Epicurean, and the Stoic severe.
He himself and his philosophy of life were purely Epicurean, Hedonistic, or pagan, in the sense in which we use those terms to-day.
She followed the traditions of the epicurean churchman to whom this valuable garden owed its origin; but Benassis himself regarded it with sufficient indifference.
Hunger, however, may blunt the most epicurean taste, and Tarzan was not exactly an epicure.