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epicurean

[ ep-i-kyoo-ree-uhn, -kyoor-ee- ]
/ ˌɛp ɪ kyʊˈri ən, -ˈkyʊər i- /
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adjective

fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
fit for an epicure: epicurean delicacies.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Epicurus or Epicureanism.

noun

an epicure.
(initial capital letter) a disciple of Epicurus.

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Origin of epicurean

1350–1400; Middle English Epicurien<Latin Epicūrē(us) of Epicurus (<Greek Epikoúreios) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM epicurean

non·ep·i·cu·re·an, adjective, nounun·ep·i·cu·re·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epicurean (1 of 2)

epicurean
/ (ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən) /

adjective

devoted to sensual pleasures, esp food and drink; hedonistic
suitable for an epicurean epicurean feast

noun

an epicure; gourmet

Derived forms of epicurean

epicureanism, noun

British Dictionary definitions for epicurean (2 of 2)

Epicurean
/ (ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən) /

adjective

of or relating to the philosophy of Epicurus

noun

a follower of the philosophy of Epicurus

Derived forms of Epicurean

Epicureanism, noun
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