Meaning of hedonism

he•don•ism

Pronunciation: (hēd'n-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good.
  2. devotion to pleasure as a way of life: The later Roman emperors were notorious for their hedonism.
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