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HEDONISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hedonism mean? 

HEDONISM (noun)
  The noun HEDONISM has 2 senses:

1. the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle
2. an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

  Familiarity information: HEDONISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEDONISM (noun)


Sense 1hedonism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Hypernyms ("hedonism" is a kind of...):

ethical motive; ethics; morality; morals (motivation based on ideas of right and wrong)


Sense 2hedonism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("hedonism" is a kind of...):

ethics; moral philosophy (the philosophical study of moral values and rules)


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