a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification.
Also he·don·is·tic. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hedonist or hedonism.
- 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
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How to use hedonist in a sentence
Grouchy and wary and tender, he’s a sozzled hedonist seemingly out for himself—though his party-animal facade is just a mask for his bottomless generosity.
His Bill isn’t a fratty hedonist so much as a man too psychologically compartmentalized to face his own misdeeds.
The old Don was a loving father and husband, and a hedonist.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back | Lizzie Crocker | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Dornan's telling, Clinton was a "self-indulgent hedonist and phony," a dabbler in drugs, a letch.
Reading that, the stranger would not necessarily (I hope) be transformed into a detrimental hedonist.Adventures and Enthusiasms | E. V. Lucas
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