- 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.
Origin of hedonist
Examples from the Web for hedonistically
If the human soul is immortal, the world is economically or hedonistically good; if not, it is bad.Tragic Sense Of Life
Miguel de Unamuno
Word Origin and History for hedonistically
1822, in reference to the Cyrenaic school of philosophy that deals with the ethics of pleasure, from Greek hedonikos "pleasurable," from hedone "pleasure," related to hedys "sweet," cognate with Latin suavis (see sweet). A hedonist is properly the follower of any ethical system in which some sort of pleasure ranks as the highest good. The Epicurian identifies this pleasure with the practice of virtue.