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epicure

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ep=i=cure

CIDE DICTIONARY

epicuren. [L. Epicurus, Gr. , a famous Greek philosopher, who has been regarded, but erroneously, as teaching a doctrine of refined voluptuousness.].
  •  A follower of Epicurus; an Epicurean.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One devoted to dainty or luxurious sensual enjoyments, esp. to the luxuries of the table.
Syn. -- Voluptuary; sensualist.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

epicure, n. a person with refined tastes, esp. in food and drink.

Derivative
epicurism n.
Etymology
med.L epicurus one preferring sensual enjoyment: see EPICUREAN

DEVIL DICTIONARY

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.

THESAURUS

epicure

Brillat-Savarin, Cyrenaic, Heliogabalus, Lucullus, Sardanapalus, aesthete, amateur, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority, board-and-roomer, boarder, bon vivant, cannibal, carnivore, carpet knight, cognoscente, collector, connaisseur, connoisseur, connoisseur of food, consumer, critic, dilettante, diner, diner-out, eater, eater-out, epicurean, expert, feeder, flesh-eater, fruitarian, gastronome, gastronomer, gastronomist, glutton, good judge, gourmand, gourmet, grain-eater, graminivore, granivore, hedonist, herbivore, high liver, hungry mouth, judge, lactovegetarian, luncher, man-eater, maven, meat-eater, mouth, omnivore, omophagist, pantophagist, phytophage, picnicker, plant-eater, pleasure-seeker, predacean, refined palate, sensualist, sensuist, swine, sybarite, trencherman, vegetarian, virtuoso, voluptuary

ROGET THESAURUS

epicure

Gluttony

N gluttony, greed, avarice, greediness, voracity, epicurism, good living, high living, edacity, gulosity, crapulence, guttling, guzzling, pantophagy, good cheer, blow out, feast, gastronomy, batterie de cuisine, epicure, bon vivant, gourmand, glutton, cormorant, hog, belly god, Apicius, gastronome, gourmet, v, gormandize, gorge, overgorge, overeat oneself, engorge, eat one's fill, cram, stuff, guttle, guzzle, bolt, devour, gobble up, gulp, raven, eat out of house and home, have the stomach of an ostrich, play a good knife and fork, pamper, gluttonous, greedy, gormandizing, edacious, omnivorous, crapulent, swinish, avaricious, selfish, pampered, overfed, overgorged, jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.

Fastidiousness

N fastidiousness, nicety, hypercriticism, difficulty in being pleased, friandise, epicurism, omnia suspendens naso, epicure, gourmet, prudery, fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat, finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal, difficult, dainty, lickerish, squeamish, thin-skinned, squeasy, queasy, hard to please, difficult to please, querulous, particular, straitlaced, scrupulous, censorious, hypercritical, overcritical, noli me tangere.

Sensualist

N sensualist, Sybarite, voluptuary, Sardanaphalus, man of pleasure, carpet knight, epicure, epicurean, gourmet, gourmand, pig, hog, votary of Epicurus, swine of Epicurus, sensualist, Heliogabalus, free liver, hard liver, libertine, hedonist, tragalist.


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