Synonyms & Antonyms of epicure

a person with refined tastes in food and wine
  • Thomas Jefferson was one of America's first great epicures

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How does the noun epicure contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of epicure are gastronome, gourmand, and gourmet. While all these words mean "one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking," epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste.

When would gastronome be a good substitute for epicure?

While in some cases nearly identical to epicure, gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.

When is gourmand a more appropriate choice than epicure?

The synonyms gourmand and epicure are sometimes interchangeable, but gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's.

When could gourmet be used to replace epicure?

The words gourmet and epicure can be used in similar contexts, but gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them.

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The first known use of epicure was in 1551

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“Epicure.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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