Definition of hedonist in English:

hedonist

noun

  • A person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.

    ‘she was living the life of a committed hedonist’
    • ‘With the political forecast comparatively sunny recently, things are visibly on the up - the grand old city centre cleaned out and dressed up to receive the growing surge of investors, visitors and weekending hedonists.’
    • ‘On this Easter Saturday I really wanted to write something that might touch on some spiritual questions, such as why recent surveys tell us that we have become a nation of happy hedonists.’
    • ‘Yet, like hedonists around the world, motorists here love swanky cars and bikes.’
    • ‘A libertine is a hedonist, a devotee of personal pleasure, whereas a libertarian is one who defends the libertine and his lifestyle against the heavy hand of government.’
    • ‘We are a people who in equal parts are adventurers, skilled craftspeople, hedonists, sensualists, survivalists, and environmentalists.’
    sybarite, sensualist, voluptuary, pleasure seeker, pleasure lover
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Pronunciation

hedonist

/ˈhɛd(ə)nɪst//ˈhiːd(ə)nɪst//ˈhiːdənɪst//ˈhɛdənɪst/