Variant of hedonism
- Philos. the ethical doctrine that pleasure, variously conceived of in terms of happiness of the individual or of society, is the principal good and the proper aim of action
- Psychol. the theory that a person always acts in such a way as to seek pleasure and avoid pain
- the self-indulgent pursuit of pleasure as a way of life
Origin: < Gr hēdonē, pleasure (see hedonic) + -ism
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