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Meaning of EPICUREAN

Pronunciation:  `epikyûu'reeun, `epukyû'reeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
  2. [adj]  furnishing gratification of 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"
  3. [adj]  devoted to pleasure; "a hedonic thrill"; "lives of unending hedonistic delight"; "epicurean pleasures"
  4. [adj]  of Epicurus or epicureanism; "Epicurean philosophy"
 

EPICUREAN is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: bon vivant, epicure, gastronome, gourmet, hedonic, hedonistic, indulgent, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
 
 See Also: sensualist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ep`i*cu*re"an\ (?; 277), a. [L. Epicureus, Gr. ?: cf.
    ['e]picurien.]
    1. Pertaining to Epicurus, or following his philosophy. ``The
       sect Epicurean.'' --Milton.
    
    2. Given to luxury; adapted to luxurious tastes; luxurious;
       pertaining to good eating.
    
             Courses of the most refined and epicurean dishes.
                                                   --Prescott.
    
    {Epicurean philosophy}. See {Atomic philosophy}, under
       {Atomic}.
    
    
  2. \Ep`i*cu*re"an\, n.
    1. A follower or Epicurus.
    
    2. One given to epicurean indulgence.
    
    
 
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