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1. Of, relating to, or marked by pleasure.
2. Of or relating to hedonism or hedonists.

[Greek hēdonikos, from hēdonē, pleasure; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

he·don′i·cal·ly adv.


(hiˈdɒn ɪk)

1. of or characterized by pleasure.
2. pertaining to hedonism or hedonics.
[1650–60; < Greek hēdonikós pleasurable, derivative of hēdon(ḗ) pleasure]
he•don′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hedonic - 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"


Characterized by or devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle:
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The current research vividly shows that these identities also have important consequences to peoples hedonic lives, the authors conclude.
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