[ 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.

Origin of hedonist

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

Related forms

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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