The old Don was a loving father and husband, and a hedonist.
Walter Pater's fear that the word "hedonist" would be suspected as immoral came true in Wilde's books.
Then the hedonist in her revolted against that ascetic vision.
Youre a hedonist, Phineas, said Doggie, after a thoughtful pause.
Thus what really occurs is precisely opposite to the hedonist's contention.
The greatest poets, however, do not accept the point of view either of the extreme moralist or of the hedonist.
She knew him to be a hedonist, a materialist, a man who had very few scruples.
He is perhaps the only perfectly frank and unmitigated "hedonist" which European literature at this hour offers.
But to be a hedonist implies a certain process of reasoning, a deliberate choice of known pleasures, a rejection of known pains.
The riches of wisdom consist for the hedonist in their purchase of pleasure.
1822, in reference to the Cyrenaic school of philosophy that deals with the ethics of pleasure, from Greek hedonikos "pleasurable," from hedone "pleasure," related to hedys "sweet," cognate with Latin suavis (see sweet). A hedonist is properly the follower of any ethical system in which some sort of pleasure ranks as the highest good. The Epicurian identifies this pleasure with the practice of virtue.