hedonistic hedonistic  /ˌhi də ˈnɪ stɪk/


  • (adj) devoted to pleasure



  1. Her definition of fashion is clearly hedonistic, embracing fashion's immediacy but with a broad cultural vision that puts everything in perspective.
  2. For about $10 a day the young and hedonistic can float down the river, booze in hand, then stop by the pub for pizza or pancakes.
  3. Blame the debauchery on those hedonistic ancient Greeks and Romans.


  • Don't Miss the Boat: ''Anything Goes'' delights as the Kennedy Center celebrates classic Cole Porter

    Stage: Deep into Act 1 of Anything Goes , two listless gossipmongers groan that there's nobody famous aboard this voyage of the cruise ship the S.S. American. Turns out, they just needed to look harder -- and lower their standards. Once word gets out that there's not one but two hardened criminals sailing among the passengers, the boat erupts in hedonistic delight and frivolity. By this point ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Metro Weekly


  1. "When I think about my models for the Aldous character, I think about hedonistic late-'60s stars like Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, (David) Bowie and (Mick) Jagger," Brand says. "These were guys who just didn't care."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Russell Brand Source: Pakistan Daily Mail

  2. "The beauty standard was kissable. It was soft," says Ford, who describes the perfect roundness of Farrah Fawcett's breast. "There was a certain hedonistic quality . . . because we hadn't had hedonism in so long."
    on Dec 5, 2009 By: Tom Ford Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Rather than take the French route - driving a tractor through the building - Petrini took a more Italian hedonistic tack," said Michael Pollan, a UC Berkeley professor and well-known food journalist and author who, like Petrini, is scheduled to...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Michael Pollan Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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