[heed-n-ist] /ˈhid n ɪst/
a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification.
Also, hedonistic. of, relating to, or characteristic of a hedonist or .
1822, in reference to the Cyrenaic school of philosophy that deals with the ethics of pleasure, from Greek hedonikos “pleasurable,” from hedone “pleasure,” related to hedys “sweet,” cognate with Latin suavis (see sweet). A hedonist is properly the follower of any ethical system in which some sort of pleasure ranks as the highest good. The Epicurian identifies this pleasure with the practice of virtue.
noun the study of pleasure, the branch of ethics dealing with pleasure; also called hedonics Word Origin Greek hedon- ‘pleasure’
noun a passion for pleasurable experience Word Origin Greek hedon- ‘pleasure’
noun a fear of pleasurable experience Word Origin Greek hedon- ‘pleasure’
- H-e-double toothpicks
noun phrase hell: I caught H-E-double toothpicks for saying I liked the perfume-scented inserts in magazines (1940s+)