hedonistic

adjective
he·​do·​nis·​tic | \ ˌhē-də-ˈni-stik How to pronounce hedonistic (audio) \

Definition of hedonistic

: devoted to the pursuit of pleasure : of, relating to, or characterized by hedonism a hedonistic lifestyle a city known for its wild, hedonistic nightlife The unabashedly hedonistic Allen pursued the good life for two or three years after leaving Microsoft.— David Kirkpatrick This tiny European island will give you a taste of the fabled hedonistic decadence of the Roman Empire.— Lauren Malaika Cooper

Other Words from hedonistic

hedonistically \ ˌhē-​də-​ˈni-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hedonistic (audio) \ adverb
living hedonistically

First Known Use of hedonistic

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Hedonistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedonistic. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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