hedonist


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he·don·ism

 (hēd′n-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
2. Philosophy The ethical doctrine holding that only what is pleasant or has pleasant consequences is intrinsically good.
3. Psychology The doctrine holding that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.

[Greek hēdonē, pleasure; see swād- in Indo-European roots + -ism.]

he′don·ist n.
he′don·is′tic adj.
he′don·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hedonist - someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
Corinthian, man-about-town, playboy - a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure

hedonist

noun pleasure-seeker, epicurean, bon vivant (French), epicure, sensualist, voluptuary, sybarite the world's best-known bachelor and unabashed hedonist

hedonist

noun
A person devoted to pleasure and luxury:
Translations

hedonist

[ˈhiːdənɪst] Nhedonista mf

hedonist

[ˈhiːdənɪst ˈhɛdənɪst] nhédoniste mf

hedonist

nHedonist(in) m(f)
adjhedonistisch

hedonist

[ˈhiːdənɪst] n (frm) → edonista m/f
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