epicurean

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the Greek philosopher Epicurus or to his doctrine that pleasure is the chief good.

Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or like an epicure.

Part of speech: noun

A follower of Epicurus.

Part of speech: noun

A pleasure - seeker; an epicure.

Part of speech: adjective

Luxurious.

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Usage examples "epicurean":

  1. M. Cotin read them: they were versions of two passages from Lucretius: the one in which he attacks a Providence, and the other, where he gives the origin of the world according to the Epicurean system: to these he added twenty lines of his own, in which he maintained the existence of a Providence. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. You are an anarchist, you are, and an epicurean into the bargain! - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.
  3. In later years this formulary was changed, and in its stead the herald proclaimed: " If any atheist, or Christian, or Epicurean, is come to spy on the orgies, let him instantly retire, but let those who believe remain and be initiated, with good future." - "The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites", Dudley Wright.