Meaning of Epicureanism


Pronunciation: (ep"i-kyoo-rē'u-niz"um, -kyoor'ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. the philosophical system or doctrine of Epicurus, holding that the external world is a series of fortuitous combinations of atoms and that the highest good is pleasure, interpreted as freedom from disturbance or pain.
  2. (l.c.) epicurean indulgence or habits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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