- 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
Examples from the Web for epicurism
Historical Examples of epicurism
To abstain from enjoyment, is the philosophy of the sage, the epicurism of reason.The Physical Life of Woman:
Dr. George H Napheys
Quin was undoubtedly open to censure on the score of his epicurism.
Their mode of killing swine was as refined in barbarity as in epicurism.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things
Edmund Fillingham King
It was not epicurism, however, or a love of the stomach, that induced him to defer his explanations on the present occasion.The Crater
James Fenimore Cooper
You that are genuine Athenians, devour with a golden Epicurism the arts and sciences, the spirits and extractions of authors.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)