Epicurean

[ US /ˌɛpəkˈjʊɹiən, ˌɛpəkjʊˈɹiən/ ]
[ UK /ˈɛpɪkjˌʊɹi‍ən/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of Epicurus or epicureanism
    Epicurean philosophy
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How To Use Epicurean In A Sentence

  • As a young man he took well to the Epicurean view of freedom and independence of spirit, though this led him into the alley of atheism.
  • They are great, splendid establishments, with wide, overhung, awninged terraces, and potted plants and electric lights and gold and tinsel, and mixed drinks and ices and sorbets, and all the epicurean cold things which one may find in the best establishment in Paris. The Automobilist Abroad
  • One might conclude, as some did in antiquity, that Arcesilaus therefore had a hidden objective of undermining Stoic or Epicurean empiricism in favor of Platonic doctrine.
  • He was dealing with ‘certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics’.
  • The highest conception Caliban can achieve by natural reason is of the Quiet - an indifferent, absentee, Epicurean God.
  • Then a woman called Jenny McPherson, who had in early life, like "a good Scotch louse," who "aye travels south," found her way from Lochaber to London, where she had got into George's kitchen, and learned something better than to make sour kraut, was the individual who administered to her master's epicureanism, if not gulosity. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII
  • In this outcome, the role of Gassendi, who cham - pioned an empiricism of Epicurean stamp, paralleled and soon merged with that of Locke. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • First, there's the unrepentantly epicurean philosophy. Times, Sunday Times
  • The author chiefly represented in the collection is Philodemus, an Epicurean philosopher of the 1st century BC who taught Virgil, the greatest Latin poet, and probably also Horace.
  • There wasn't much epicurean exuberance or bonhomous hospitality. Times, Sunday Times
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