epicurean

Used as a noun or adjective, epicurean refers to a devotion to pleasure or refined, sensuous enjoyment, especially of good food and drink.

Epicurus, the ancient Greek philosopher this word was named after, taught his students that pleasure was a sign of the good, and pain a sign of evil. Thus the "good life" was one filled with pleasure and the avoidance of pain. Over the centuries, epicurean has come to refer to the pursuit of the finer things in life, and the word has a whole host of great synonyms, including luxurious, voluptuous, hedonistic, and, as a noun, bon vivant.

Definitions of epicurean
1

adj devoted to pleasure

epicurean pleasures”
Synonyms:
hedonic, hedonistic
indulgent
characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

adj displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

“an epicurean banquet”
Synonyms:
luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
indulgent
characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

n a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

Synonyms:
bon vivant, epicure, foodie, gastronome, gourmet
Type of:
sensualist
a person who enjoys sensuality

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