Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is devoted to worldly pleasure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person devoted to worldly pleasure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person devoted to worldly pleasure; a pleasure-seeker.

Etymologies

pleasure +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Much of this "pleasurist" writing is now lost to us, known only from police accounts or the bibliographical records of the famous collector of erotica H.S. Ashbee.

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  • Himself a rational pleasurist, as being much too wise to be shamed of the pleasures of humanity, loved me indeed, but loved me with dignity; in a mean equally removed from the sourness, of forwardness, by which age is unpleasingly characterised, and from that childish silly dotage that so often disgraces it, and which he himself used to turn into ridicule, and compare to an old goat affecting the frisk of a young kid.

    Memoirs of Fanny Hill.

  • Himself a rational pleasurist, as being much too wise to be asham'd of the pleasures of humanity, loved me indeed, but loved me with dignity; in a mean equally remov'd from the sourness, of forwardness, by which age is unpleasingly characteriz'd, and from that childish silly dotage that so often disgraces it, and which he himself used to turn into ridicule, and compare to an old goat affecting the frisk of a young kid.

    Fanny Hill, Part X (second letter)

  • Himself a rational pleasurist; as being much too wise to be ashamed of the pleasures of humanity, loved me indeed, but loved me with dignity; in a mean equally removed from the sourness, of forwardness, by which age is unpleasingly characterized, and from that childish silly dotage that so often disgraces it, and which he himself used to turn into ridicule, and compare to an old goat affecting the frisk of a young kid.

    Memoirs Of Fanny Hill A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text (London, 1749)

  • Himself a rational pleasurist, as being much too wise to be asham’d of the pleasures of humanity, loved me indeed, but loved me with dignity; in a mean equally remov’d from the sourness, of forwardness, by which age is unpleasingly characteriz’d, and from that childish silly dotage that so often disgraces it, and which he himself used to turn into ridicule, and compare to an old goat affecting the frisk of a young kid.

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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