epicurism


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ep·i·cur·ism

 (ĕp′ĭ-kyo͝o-rĭz′əm, ĕp′ĭ-kyo͝or′ĭz-əm)
n.
The beliefs, tastes, or lifestyle of an epicure.

epicurism, epicureanism

1. the cultivation of a refined taste, as in food, art, music, etc.; connoisseurship.
2. a devotion or adaptation to luxurious tastes, especially in drinking and eating, or to indulgence in sensual pleasures. — epicure, n.epicurean, n., adj.
See also: Pleasure
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Noun1.epicurism - the disposition and habits of an epicure
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
References in classic literature ?
She liked him, however, upon the whole, much better than she had expected, and in her heart was not sorry that she could like him no more;-- not sorry to be driven by the observation of his Epicurism, his selfishness, and his conceit, to rest with complacency on the remembrance of Edward's generous temper, simple taste, and diffident feelings.
She was nice only from natural delicacy, but he had been brought up in a school of luxury and epicurism.
As he sat and watched his amiable and clever companion going through his excellent repast with the delicate deliberation of hereditary epicurism, the folly of so charming a fellow traveling off to expose his agreeable young life for the sake of M.
The heats of epicurism put out the gentle flame of devotion.