noun \-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of EPICUREANISM

a :  the philosophy of Epicurus who subscribed to a hedonistic ethics that considered an imperturbable emotional calm the highest good and whose followers held intellectual pleasures superior to transient sensualism
b :  a way of life in accord with Epicureanism
:  epicurism

First Known Use of EPICUREANISM

circa 1751


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