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epicure


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epicure  \Ep"i*cure\,  n.  [L.  Epicurus,  Gr  ?,  a  famous  Greek 
  philosopher,  who  has  been  regarded,  but  erroneously,  as 
  teaching  a  doctrine  of  refined  voluptuousness.] 
  1.  A  follower  of  Epicurus;  an  Epicurean.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  One  devoted  to  dainty  or  luxurious  sensual  enjoyments, 
  esp.  to  the  luxuries  of  the  table. 
 
  Syn:  Voluptuary;  sensualist. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epicure 
  n  :  a  person  devoted  to  refined  sensuous  enjoyment  (especially 
  good  food  and  drink)  [syn:  {gourmet},  {gastronome},  {bon 
  vivant},  {epicurean}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EPICURE,  n.  An  opponent  of  Epicurus,  an  abstemious  philosopher  who 
  holding  that  pleasure  should  be  the  chief  aim  of  man,  wasted  no  time 
  in  gratification  from  the  senses 
 
 




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