Epicurean meaning

ĕpĭ-kyo͝o-rēən, -kyo͝orē-
Of Epicurus or his philosophy.
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A follower of Epicurus or his philosophy.
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The definition of Epicurean is followers of the philosopher Epicurus, who encouraged avoidance of pain and rejected the idea that the Gods were involved with human life, or it is someone devoted to the enjoyment of food and drink.

People who enjoy luxury surroundings and good wine are examples of people with an Epicurean philosophy.

People who live life in pursuit of pleasure are an example of Epicurean people.

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Suited to the tastes of an epicure.

An epicurean repast.

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Of or relating to Epicurus or Epicureanism.
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A devotee to sensuous and luxurious living; an epicure.
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A follower of Epicurus.
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An epicure.
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One who is devoted to pleasure.
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Relating to Epicurus or his philosophy.
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A follower of Epicurus and Epicureanism.
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Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort.
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Pursuing pleasure, especially in reference to food or comfort.
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Origin of epicurean

  • Middle English Epicurien from Epicure epicure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French Epicurien, from Latin Epicureus, from Ancient Greek Ἐπικούρειος (Epikoureios).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Epicurean (“follower of Epicureanism”).

    From Wiktionary