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epicurean meaning and definition

EPICUREAN noun

Definition of epicurean (noun)

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

EPICUREAN adjective

Definition of Epicurean (adjective)

  1. of Epicurus or epicureanism
    • "Epicurean philosophy"
  2. devoted to pleasure
    • "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures"
    • synonyms: hedonic, hedonistic
  3. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    • "an epicurean banquet"; "enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs"; "Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence"; "a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
    • synonyms: luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
Source: Princeton University Wordnet