hedonistic

adjective
he·do·nis·tic | \ ˌhē-də-ˈni-stik \

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

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hedonistically \ˌhē-də-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
living hedonistically

First Known Use of hedonistic

1866, in the meaning defined above

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