Hedonic He*don"ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? pleasure, ? sweet, pleasant.] 1. Pertaining to pleasure. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect. [1913 Webster]

{Hedonic sect} a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification of the senses, -- called also {Cyrenaic sect}, (which see), and {School of Aristippus}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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