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epicureanism

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noun ep·i·cu·re·an·ism \-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of epicureanism

  1. 1 capitalized 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

  2. 2 :  epicurism



Circa 1751

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circa 1751


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