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epicurean

[ep-i-kyoo-ree-uhn, -kyoor-ee-]
adjective
1.
fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
2.
fit for an epicure: epicurean delicacies.
3.
(initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Epicurus or Epicureanism.
noun
4.
an epicure.
5.
(initial capital letter) a disciple of Epicurus.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English Epicurien < Latin Epicūrē(us) of Epicurus (< Greek Epikoúreios) + -an

nonepicurean, adjective, noun
unepicurean, adjective


2. gourmet, luxury, lavish, deluxe, rich.


2. austere, simple, plain, modest, frugal.
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epicurean (ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən)
 
adj
1.  devoted to sensual pleasures, esp food and drink; hedonistic
2.  suitable for an epicure: an epicurean feast
 
n
3.  an epicure; gourmet
 
epicu'reanism
 
n

Epicurean (ˌɛpɪkjʊˈriːən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the philosophy of Epicurus
 
n
2.  a follower of the philosophy of Epicurus
 
Epicu'reanism
 
n

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epicurean
1570s, one devoted to pleasure, from L. epicureus, from Gk. epikoureios (see epicure). In reference to a follower of a philosophical system (often with capital e-), from c.1600. As an adjective, attested from 1580s in the philosophical sense and 1640s with the meaning pleasure-loving.
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