[ heed-n-ist ]
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  1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification.

  1. Also he·don·is·tic. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hedonist or hedonism.

Origin of hedonist

First recorded in 1855–60; see origin at hedonism, -ist

Other words from hedonist

  • he·don·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·he·do·nis·tic, adjective
  • non·he·do·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·he·do·nis·tic, adjective
  • un·he·do·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby hedonist

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How to use hedonist in a sentence

  • The greatest poets, however, do not accept the point of view either of the extreme moralist or of the hedonist.

    The Art of Letters | Robert Lynd
  • He is not what is called a social philosopher, a pretentious hedonist, who talks continuously and floridly about himself.

    The Silent Isle | Arthur Christopher Benson
  • The restraints of Christians saddened him simply because he was more hedonist than a healthy man should be.

    Orthodoxy | G. K. Chesterton
  • In an hedonist age pleasure has always sunk low, so that it has to be encouraged.

    George Bernard Shaw | Gilbert K. Chesterton