hedonistic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hedonist +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hedonistic (comparative more hedonistic, superlative most hedonistic)

  1. Devoted to pleasure; epicurean.
    • 1999, Jamie Mayerfeld, Suffering and Moral Responsibility, Oxford University Press, USA (→ISBN), page 3:
      Among philosophers, attention to suffering has been a casualty of a long series of attacks on hedonistic utilitarianism—the doctrine that people are morally required to maximize the total surplus of happiness over suffering.
    • 2003, Paul Pearsall, The Beethoven Factor, Hampton Roads Publishing (→ISBN)
      He refers to the danger of leading our lives on a hedonistic treadmill, seeking more accomplishments and trying to get more things and more money, leading eventually to ever increasing expectations.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French hédonistique

Adjective[edit]

hedonistic m or n (feminine singular hedonistică, masculine plural hedonistici, feminine and neuter plural hedonistice)

  1. hedonistic

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