epicureanism

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noun ep·i·cu·re·an·ism \ˌe-pi-kyu̇-ˈrē-ə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈkyu̇r-ē-\

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 sensualismb :  a way of life in accord with Epicureanism

  2. 2 :  epicurism

1697

First Known Use of epicureanism

1697


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