Definitions

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  • n. someone devoted to hedonism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who believes in hedonism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Cyrenaic school of ancient Greek philosophers.
  • n. One who advocates or acts upon the theory of hedonism; one who regards pleasure as the chief good.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἡδονή (hēdonē, "pleasure") + -ist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You could be heavily reward dependent, indifferent to novelty, and mildly harm avoidant—a stay-at-home hedonist, in other words.

    Mind Wide Open

  • This is sometimes referred to as a hedonist view of existence, and for one reason or another practically no one is persuaded that there’s anything to it.

    A Conversation with Thomas Ligotti

  • The body of a hedonist is the coffin of a dead soul and there's no soul more dead than one which died young.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • He is perhaps the only perfectly frank and unmitigated "hedonist" which European literature at this hour offers.

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

  • Longworth, a self-proclaimed "hedonist," used to say.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Prof. Nordhaus is respectful toward both national economic accounting and hedonic psychology (from the Greek for pleasure, as in "hedonist").

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Grab a drink and reconnect with your hedonist roots.

    In Search of a Billionaire's Paradise

  • Certainly, one might adduce a lot from the activities of her friend and fellow hedonist, who also had similar rooms: her brother-in-law, the Comte d'Artois later King Charles X, a known sensualist and libertine.

    At the Frick, Dreams of Ottoman Treasures

  • British occultist, writer, scholar, hedonist, and drug addict—generally considered wicked and depraved.

    Soul Trapper

  • An unconscious hedonist, utterly unmoral and materialistic, he sought the greatest possible happiness for himself, and found it in drink.

    A MAN AND THE ABYSS

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