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Definition of Epicure

  EPICURE   noun
An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who, holding that pleasure should be the chief aim of man, wasted no time in gratification from the senses.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?ep?kju? n. a person with refined tastes, esp. in food and drink. °°epicurism n. [med.L epicurus one preferring sensual enjoyment: see EPICUREAN]

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