hedonist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hedonist someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hedonist One who believes in hedonism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hedonist One of the Cyrenaic school of ancient Greek philosophers.
    • n hedonist One who advocates or acts upon the theory of hedonism; one who regards pleasure as the chief good.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hedonist one who advocates hedonism
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēdonē, pleasure.

Usage

In literature:

That fact is really the weak point in the whole of that hedonistic neo-Paganism of which I have spoken.
"Heretics" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Religion is a transcendental economy and hedonistic.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
They would call you a hedonist, or something equally dreadful.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
My logic is even stronger than my hedonistic contempt for hitting the pike.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Hedonistic ethics have always had to struggle against the moral sense of mankind.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
I'm an accomplished hedonist.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Jack told him about the Hedonists, and finished up by saying that he must go to see Thornton.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
I have lived a stoic, but it is a hedonist I die.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
It is perhaps too much to hope that the long-continued controversy between hedonists and anti-hedonists has been finally settled.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
This would be to study the art of life on purely hedonistic principles.
"Social Rights And Duties" by Leslie Stephen
For in that case we should be egoistic hedonists.
"The New Paul and Virginia" by W. H. Mallock
The Bedouin view of life was thoroughly hedonistic.
"A Literary History of the Arabs" by Reynold Nicholson
Just because the hedonistic analysis is crude, it has to seize on something obvious.
"Social Value" by B. M. Anderson
The result has been to present the artist to modern hedonists in the light of a ludicrous bore.
"George Cruikshank" by W. H. Chesson
Walter Pater's fear that the word "hedonist" would be suspected as immoral came true in Wilde's books.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
Once upon a time he had believed himself to be a hedonist.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
Mill's statement, in other words, puts the problem which hedonistic utilitarianism has to solve.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Anyone who has rightly understood the principle of hedonistic economics must answer no.
"Historical materialism and the economics of Karl Marx" by Benedetto Croce
This revision of hedonistic dogma, of course, means a departure from the strict hedonistic ground.
"The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays" by Thorstein Veblen
This is arguing upon the Hedonistic basis.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote
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In poetry:

‘I was
And I no more exist;
Here drifted
An hedonist.'
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
Till Hedonist and Stoic hold
Antique debates anew:
And hither return the virtues old
(Alas! and old vice too!).
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
And thus once more he dwells apart,
His inward self enswathed in mist,
Blending with poet's pious heart
The dreams of pagan Hedonist.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Auckland , known as the City of Sails, is as big, as cosmopolitan, as hedonistic, as subtropical, and as congested as any New Zealand city gets.
Canary Islands for Culinary Hedonists.
Welcome to a Hedonist World.
A Hedonist 's Guide to Healthy Vacations.
Friends toast 'eccentric hedonist ' fatally shot in Annandale.
Fort Lauderdale's most- hedonistic night of treasure-hunting, better known as the Art Scavenger Hunt, returns for its 12th edition on Saturday.
Like so many night-life impresarios , he is also enamored of the city's seedier and more hedonistic past.
Cancun might seem like the obvious pick for gay travelers to eastern Mexico, thanks to its flashy gay discos and hedonistic reputation.
Over the years, visions of utopia have varied from the lofty in Plato's Republic to the hedonistic in Woody Allen's Sleeper, which portrays a world in which hot fudge, tobacco and fat are health foods.
At Architectural Record 's annual Innovation Conference, the Bjarke Ingels Group founder presented his idea of "Hedonistic Sustainability.".
Old school hip-hop at its hedonistic finest.
Over the last four decades Mary Heilmann, 68, has been painting with an infectious, unabashedly hedonistic joie de vivre.
In my hedonist's mind, almost everything has a relationship to food and wine.
Fort Lauderdale 's most-hedonistic night of treasure-hunting, better known as the Art Scavenger Hunt, returns for its 12th edition on Saturday.
) in her hedonistic creations.
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