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First attested 1856: from Ancient Greek ἡδονή (hēdonḗ, pleasure) +‎ -ism.

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  • enPR: hēdənĭzəm, IPA(key): /ˈhiːdənɪzəm/
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  • Hyphenation: he‧don‧ism

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hedonism (usually uncountable, plural hedonisms)

  1. (ethics, uncountable) The belief that pleasure or happiness is the highest good in life. Some hedonists, such as the Epicureans, have insisted that pleasure of the entire mind, not just pleasure of the senses, is the highest good.
  2. (countable) A general devotion to the pursuit of pleasure.

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