[ heed-n-ist ]
/ ˈhid n ɪst /


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.

Nearby words

  1. hedonic,
  2. hedonic calculus,
  3. hedonic damages,
  4. hedonics,
  5. hedonism,
  6. hedonistic,
  7. hedrocele,
  8. hedwig,
  9. hedy,
  10. hee-haw

Origin of hedonist

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

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