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.
- n. someone devoted to hedonism
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who believes in hedonism.
- n. someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
- From Ancient Greek ἡδονή (hēdonē, "pleasure") + -ist. (Wiktionary)
“You could be heavily reward dependent, indifferent to novelty, and mildly harm avoidant—a stay-at-home hedonist, in other words.”
“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.”
“The body of a hedonist is the coffin of a dead soul and there's no soul more dead than one which died young.”
“He is perhaps the only perfectly frank and unmitigated "hedonist" which European literature at this hour offers.”
“Longworth, a self-proclaimed "hedonist," used to say.”
“Prof. Nordhaus is respectful toward both national economic accounting and hedonic psychology (from the Greek for pleasure, as in "hedonist").”
“Grab a drink and reconnect with your hedonist roots.”
“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.”
“British occultist, writer, scholar, hedonist, and drug addict—generally considered wicked and depraved.”
“An unconscious hedonist, utterly unmoral and materialistic, he sought the greatest possible happiness for himself, and found it in drink.”
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