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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.
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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
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hedonist

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

noun
A person devoted to pleasure and luxury:
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Translations

hedonist

[ˈhiːdənɪst] Nhedonista mf
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hedonist

[ˈhiːdənɪst ˈhɛdənɪst] nhédoniste mf
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hedonist

nHedonist(in) m(f)
adjhedonistisch
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hedonist

[ˈhiːdənɪst] n (frm) → edonista m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"Then you are an individualist, a materialist, and, logically, a hedonist."
The presence of the one man who did not care about her increased Miss Rome's sense that everybody else was in love with her, and each in a somewhat dangerous way: the actor with all the appetite of a savage and a spoilt child; the soldier with all the simple selfishness of a man of will rather than mind; Sir Wilson with that daily hardening concentration with which old Hedonists take to a hobby; nay, even the abject Parkinson, who had known her before her triumphs, and who followed her about the room with eyes or feet, with the dumb fascination of a dog.
It's a reasonable attempt to rebrand the notorious hedonist as a fitness-minded family man and tea-drinking elder statesman of rock music.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is happy over her feature in New York's The Hedonist Magazine issue with Hollywood actress Moran Atias on the cover.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 19 (ANI): Passing a misogynistic remark against the BSP supremo Mayawati, BJP MLA Surendra Narayan Singh on Tuesday said that the former chief minister is a hedonist who 'takes facial everyday' and 'colours her hair" to look young.
Coronation Street's Denise Welch turns up on a high-rise estate and Katie Collins rocks her role as a gun-toting leather-clad hedonist.
Many policies that are put forward under a feminist banner can also be seen as hedonist policies.
The Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale was a decadent winter release put out last year which added a hefty dose of Hedonist dark chocolate to the Pilot Brewery's beloved Scotch Ale.
Azzaro Wanted By Night is spicy and woody, described as a fragrance of 'vibrant and explosive freshness', while the Azzaro Wanted man is 'a hedonist and rebellious'.
It costs PS125 at Amara.com GEOMETRIC and bold in shape, the Hedonist black four-poster bed is the perfect focal point for bedrooms.
Read about them and enjoy the story of how they took over the leftist and hedonist Acco Theater Festival.
Eighteen percent of 6660 undergraduate females compared to 30% of 1,149 undergraduate males self identified as being a sexual hedonist (defined as sex for pleasure without the requirement of a meaningful relationship context) (Hall and Knox 2015).