HyperDic: epicurean

English > 4 senses of the word Epicurean / epicurean:
ADJECTIVEpertEpicureanof Epicurus or epicureanism
allepicurean, hedonic, hedonisticdevoted to pleasure
allepicurean, luxurious, luxuriant, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuousdisplaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
NOUNperson epicurean, epicure, gourmet, gastronome, bon vivant, foodiea person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
Epicurean / epicurean > pronunciation
Soundseh.pahkyuhriy'ahn; eh.pahkyuh'riyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Epicurean: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf Epicurus or epicureanism.
Spanishepicúreo
NounsEpicurusGreek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)
epicureanisma doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers
English > epicurean: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdevoted to pleasure.
Example "epicurean pleasures"
Synonymshedonic, hedonistic
BroaderindulgentCharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
Spanishepicúreo, hedónico, hedonista, hedonístico
Catalanhedonista
Nounsepicure, epicureana person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
English > epicurean: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningDisplaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses.
Example"an epicurean banquet"
Synonymsluxurious, luxuriant, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous
BroaderindulgentCharacterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
Spanishepicúreo, lujoso, lujurioso, sensual, sibarítico, voluptuoso
Catalanepicuri, sensual, sibarític, voluptuós
English > epicurean: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink).
Synonymsepicure, gourmet, gastronome, bon vivant, foodie
BroadersensualistA person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys sensuality
Spanishbon vivant, epicúreo, gastrónomo, goloso, gourmet, gurmet, sibarita
Catalanbon vivant, epicuri, gastrònom, gourmet
Adjectivesepicureandevoted to pleasure

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