hedonist

noun he·do·nist \ ˈhē-də-nist \

Definition of hedonist

plural hedonists
: a person who is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure : someone who practices hedonism
  • The most recent vintage to hit U.S. retail shelves is 2007, which produced rich wines with flattering fruit and voluptuous texture—a hedonist's dream.
  • —James Molesworth
  • Though we think of him as a hedonist, Whitman was something of a prude himself, by the standards of his time.
  • —David S. Reynolds

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1847

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