Definition of Hedonist

1. Noun. Someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures.

Exact synonyms: Pagan, Pleasure Seeker
Generic synonyms: Sensualist
Specialized synonyms: Corinthian, Man-about-town, Playboy
Derivative terms: Hedonism, Hedonism



Definition of Hedonist

1. n. One who believes in hedonism.

Definition of Hedonist

1. Noun. someone devoted to hedonism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hedonist

1. a follower of hedonism [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hedonist

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hedgingly
hedgings
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hedonic damages
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hedonist (current term)
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heds
hedylid
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hee
hee-haw
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hee-hee

Literary usage of Hedonist

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1. The Good Man and the Good: An Introduction to Ethics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1918)
"... CHAPTER V THE GOOD AS hedonist AND NON-hedonist CONCEIVE IT The discriminating reader is bound to have noticed that the account so ..."

2. Types of Ethical Theory by James Martineau (1886)
"BRANCH I. hedonist ETHICS. CHAPTER I. UTILITARIAN HEDONISM. The theory upon this subject which in this country has played, and still plays, the leading part ..."

3. The Theory of Good and Evil: A Treatise on Moral Philosophy by Hastings Rashdall (1907)
"Now so long as the egoistic hedonist confines himself to asserting ' I care nothing about anything but my own pleasure, and I propose to gratify my other ..."

4. Lectures on the Ethics of T.H. Green, Mr. Herbert Spencer, and J. Martineau by Henry Sidgwick (1902)
"He is therefore an Evolutionistic hedonist, not an Evolutionist pure. Still he often seems simply and as a matter of course to treat the two ends as ..."

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