epicureanism

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

Definition of epicureanism

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

First Known Use of epicureanism

1697


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