: devoted to enjoyment
a learned, apolaustic buffoon who loved good foodJames Stern

Word History


Greek apolaustikos, from apolaustos enjoyed, enjoyable (from apolauein to enjoy, benefit from, from apo- + -lauein, akin to leia booty, prey) + -ikos -ic

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“Apolaustic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apolaustic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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