epicureanism

noun
ep·​i·​cu·​re·​an·​ism | \ ˌe-pi-kyu̇-ˈrē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce epicureanism (audio) , -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
2 : epicurism

First Known Use of epicureanism

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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