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noun as in person who seeks pleasure above other values


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Grouchy and wary and tender, he’s a sozzled hedonist seemingly out for himself—though his party-animal facade is just a mask for his bottomless generosity.

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His Bill isn’t a fratty hedonist so much as a man too psychologically compartmentalized to face his own misdeeds.

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The old Don was a loving father and husband, and a hedonist.

In Dornan's telling, Clinton was a "self-indulgent hedonist and phony," a dabbler in drugs, a letch.

Reading that, the stranger would not necessarily (I hope) be transformed into a detrimental Hedonist.

The greatest poets, however, do not accept the point of view either of the extreme moralist or of the hedonist.

He is not what is called a social philosopher, a pretentious hedonist, who talks continuously and floridly about himself.

The restraints of Christians saddened him simply because he was more hedonist than a healthy man should be.

In an hedonist age pleasure has always sunk low, so that it has to be encouraged.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hedonist, such as: debauchee, epicure, epicurean, gourmand, lecher, and libertine.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.