hedonist

[ heed-n-ist ]
/ ˈhid n ɪst /

noun

a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification.

adjective

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

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Origin of hedonist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hedonist

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Example sentences from the Web for hedonistically

  • If the human soul is immortal, the world is economically or hedonistically good; if not, it is bad.

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