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1‘a generous, life-loving epicurean’
hedonist, sensualist, pleasure seeker, pleasure lover, sybarite, voluptuary
epicure, gourmet, gastronome, connoisseur, gourmand, glutton
bon viveur, bon vivant
1‘their careers have been undone by epicurean excess’
hedonistic, sensualist, pleasure-seeking, self-indulgent, indulgent, libertine, sybaritic, voluptuary, lotus-eating
dissolute, decadent, louche, licentious, sinful, shameless, depraved
wanton, abandoned, unrestrained, profligate, extravagant, intemperate, immoderate, fast-living
Dionysiac, bacchanalian, saturnalian
gluttonous, gourmandizing, greedy, binge-eating
2‘an epicurean feast’
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