• WordNet 3.6
    • n epicureanism a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Epicureanism Attachment to the doctrines of Epicurus; the principles or belief of Epicurus.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Epicureanism The philosophical system of Epicurus, or attachment to his doctrines, especially the doctrine that pleasure is the chief good in life.
    • n Epicureanism [lowercase] Attachment to or indulgence in luxurious habits; fondness for good living. See epicure, n., 2.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Epicureanism the doctrine of Epicurus: attachment to these doctrines
    • ***


In literature:

It was Mr. Pater who first pointed out how the habit of aesthetic enjoyment makes the epicurean into an ascetic.
"Laurus Nobilis" by Vernon Lee
The Epicureans were an example.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
And even Epicurean advice is only the way to ignominious, contemptible happiness.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Epicureanism could have been carried no further than he had carried it.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
But even the stoical shrike is not without his epicurean weakness.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Epicureans, their peculiar doctrines, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Well-to-do Hindus, notwithstanding many caste restrictions, are somewhat epicurean in their tastes, and live well.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
On his own account, more honest and epicurean than ambitious, he held more to duty and pleasure than to power.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by Fran├žois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Pennington was just as elegant and epicurean as ever.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
The Epicurean, Stoic, and Peripatetic doctrines are represented by C. Velleius, Q. Lucilius Balbus, and C. Aurelius Cotta, respectively.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton

In news:

Epicurean, wine April 3, 2012.
Rice Epicurean to close four stores to make way for The Fresh Market.
The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar in Latham Farms is offering complete Thanksgiving meals to go as well as a variety of items a la carte.
The Epicurean Connection will host photographer Mike Garlington, who will show his work at the shop.
Chef Kerry Simon at the Epicurean Charitable Foundation's 11th Annual M.E.N.U.S.
Epicurean adventure uncovers city's food treasures.
Barlow and Wilson Join This Month's Epicurean Adventure.
Let Brewmaster Steve Berthel take you on a 'Journey from Pilsners to The Deepest Darkest Ales' at this year's Epicurean Classic.
Rice Epicurean 's deli isn't all store-prepared foods.
Rice Epicurean is the only supermarket in Houston that still makes home deliveries.
For fresh, locally grown ingredients, decadent foods, and delicious wines, follow us on the side roads of France and unleash your inner epicurean.
UH-Maui College chancellor and bona fide Epicurean, Clyde Sakamoto, raves about the food quality.
Epicurean, wine March 16, 2012.
The Epicurean, Latham Farms Mall, 579 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-8272, epicurean-ny.com.
Zariah Carroll, 3, enjoys the Epicurean Civic Club's annual Easter egg hunt Monday at Mina Weil Park.