Epicurean



[ep-i-kyoo-ree-uh n, -kyoo r-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪ kyʊˈri ən, -ˈkyʊər i-/

adjective
1.
fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
2.
fit for an :
epicurean delicacies.
3.
(initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Epicurus or .
noun
4.
an .
5.
(initial capital letter) a disciple of Epicurus.
/ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən/
adjective
1.
devoted to sensual pleasures, esp food and drink; hedonistic
2.
suitable for an epicure: an epicurean feast
noun
3.
an epicure; gourmet
/ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the philosophy of Epicurus
noun
2.
a follower of the philosophy of Epicurus
n.

late 14c., “follower of the philosophical system of Epicurus;” 1570s, “one devoted to pleasure,” from Old French Epicurien, or from epicure + -ian. As an adjective, attested from 1580s in the philosophical sense and 1640s with the meaning “pleasure-loving.”

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