- the philosophical system or doctrine of Epicurus, holding that the external world is a series of fortuitous combinations of atoms and that the highest good is pleasure, interpreted as freedom from disturbance or pain.
- (lowercase) epicurean indulgence or habits.
Origin of Epicureanism
Related Words for epicureanismindulgence, enjoyment, debauchery, gratification, pleasure, epicureanism
Examples from the Web for epicureanism
Historical Examples of epicureanism
In modern times, as will be seen, Epicureanism has enjoyed a revival.Initiation into Philosophy
We too have our popular Epicureanism, which would allow the world to go on as if there were no God.Laws
The passage from pantheism to epicureanism is not a long one.Mystics and Saints of Islam
Epicureanism could have been carried no further than he had carried it.The New Tenant
E. Phillips Oppenheim
My Epicureanism and her iron-bound individualism would have clashed.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke