320. Pleasure


See also 195. HAPPINESS ; 347. RECREATION

amenomania
a mania for pleasing delusions.
epicurism, epicureanism
1. the cultivation of a refined taste, as in food, art, music, etc.; connoisseurship.
2. a devotion or adaptation to luxurious tastes, especially in drinking and eating, or to indulgence in sensual pleasures. — epicure, n. epicurean, n., adj.
excursionism
the characteristics of a pleasure trip. — excursionist, n. excursional, adj.
hedonics
hedonology.
hedonism
1. Ethics. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good. See also epicurism .
2. a devotion to pleasure as a way of life. — hedonist, n. hedonistic, adj.
hedonology
Rare. the study of human pleasure. Also called hedonics .
hedonomania
a mania for pleasure.
pleasurist
Rare. a person devoted to worldly pleasure; hedonist or sybarite.
stoicism
a form of conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, especially as characterized by indifference to pain and pleasure. — stoic, n., adj. stoical, adj.
sybaritism
devotion to sensual pleasures. — sybarite, n. sybaritic, adj.

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