toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

hedonist

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition someone most motivated by pleasures — often sensual pleasures
  • I'm a hedonist when it comes to chocolate.
hedonist = someone most motivated by pleasures — often sensual pleasures
  • the kind of hedonist utopia that undermines the long-term viability of a civilization
  • She's fun at a party, but is too much the hedonist to take seriously.
  • Everything should be in balance. The problem with hedonism is that it elevates sensual pleasure at the cost of other goals necessary to be happy. At its most extreme, hedonism sacrifices the next generation.
  • Roarke wasn't in a partygoing mood, but as Feeney had gone to some trouble to create a monstrously hedonistic atmosphere, he played his part.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • hedonistic = devoted to self-indulgent pleasures
  • It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • hedonistic = placing pleasure as the highest good
  • He's a hedonist at heart.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • hedonist = someone most motivated by pleasures
  • They believed that hedonism was the only way to get rid of their sins.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • hedonism = the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good
  • I still don't know who cooked that hedonistic meal.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • hedonistic = indulgent; or motivated by pleasure
  • Be afraid of nothing... A new Hedonism—that is what our century wants.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • hedonism = the belief that the pursuit of pleasure is the highest good
  • There are far better ways to relax ... An appetite for hedonistic pleasure was something bred into him by his ancestors.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • hedonistic = motivated by pleasure
  • Its swaths of deep brush and arable land made it great for farming but less appealing for honeymoons and hedonism.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • hedonism = pure pursuit of pleasure
  • being prosperous, hedonistic, and at the time not too busy, had been allowing himself the luxury of sleeping until nine or nine-thirty, but fortunately he had to get up early the morning the bomb was dropped to see a house guest off on a train.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • hedonistic = someone most motivated by sensual pleasures
  • GAMONT: third planet of Niushe; noted for its hedonistic culture and exotic sexual practices.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Most of the students had already departed, eager to begin the routine hedonism of another bare-limbed summer.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • A hedonist for the times.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Then you are an individualist, a materialist, and, logically, a hedonist.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Medicine is a half-Greek, half-Judeo-Christian product, that is, half result of pagan hedonism, half result of the Judeo-Christian notion of a reasonable God.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Hedonist.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • 159 It has been frequently remarked that the advice of the sibyl is hedonistic, but it should be noted also that the passage represents an initiatory test, not the moral philosophy of the ancient Babylonians.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®