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hedonism

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἡδονή (hēdonē), pleasure) + -ism. (Eng. usg. 1856)

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Noun

Singular
hedonism

Plural
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hedonism (-)
  1. (ethics) The belief that pleasure or happiness is the highest good in life. Some hedonists, such as the Epicureans, have insisted that pleasure of the entire mind, not just pleasure of the senses, is the highest good.
  2. A general devotion to the pursuit of pleasure.

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