Epicure

  • 1 Epicure — Épicure Pour les articles homonymes, voir Epicure (homonymie). Épicure (Ἐπίκουρος) Philosophe Grec Antiquité …

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  • 2 ÉPICURE — Quand Épicure fonda son école à Athènes, en 306 avant J. C., la vie culturelle de la Grèce était dominée par les deux grandes écoles qui avaient recueilli l’héritage de Platon et d’Aristote: l’Académie et le Lycée. Épicure eut clairement… …

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  • 3 epicure — epicure, gourmet, gourmand, glutton, bon vivant, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. An epicure is one who is choice and fastidious while at the same time voluptuous in enjoyment of food and drink; the term is also… …

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  • 4 epicure — [ep′i kyoor΄] n. [< L Epicurus < Gr Epikouros: see EPICURUS] 1. a person who enjoys and has a discriminating taste for fine foods and drinks 2. Archaic a person who is especially fond of luxury and sensuous pleasure SYN. an EPICURE is a… …

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  • 5 Epicure — Ep i*cure, n. [L. Epicurus, Gr. ?, a famous Greek philosopher, who has been regarded, but erroneously, as teaching a doctrine of refined voluptuousness.] 1. A follower of Epicurus; an Epicurean. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. One devoted to… …

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  • 6 Epicure — ÉPICURE: Le mépriser …

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  • 7 epicure — late 14c., follower of Epicurus, from L. Epicurus, from Gk. Epicouros (341 270 B.C.E.), Athenian philosopher who taught that pleasure is the highest good and identified virtue as the greatest pleasure; the first lesson recalled, the second… …

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  • 8 epicure — [n] gourmet bon vivant, connoisseur, Epicurean, gastronome, gastronomer, gastronomist, gourmand; concepts 348,423 …

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  • 9 epicure — ► NOUN ▪ a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink. ORIGIN from Epicurus (see EPICUREAN(Cf. ↑Epicureanism)) …

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  • 10 Épicure — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Épicure (homonymie). Épicure (Ἐπίκουρος) Philosophe Grec Antiquité …

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  • 11 épicure — (é pi ku r ) s. m. Nom d un philosophe grec, né dans l Attique l an 342 avant J. C., qui niait que les dieux eussent aucune providence, rattachait la formation des choses à la rencontre des atomes, et faisait consister le bonheur dans la volupté …

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  • 12 epicure — noun Etymology: Epicurus Date: 1565 1. archaic one devoted to sensual pleasure ; sybarite 2. one with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine Synonyms: epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in… …

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  • 13 Epicure —    , EPICUREAN, EPICURISM    An epicure is a person who cultivates refined tastes, especially in food and wine; epicurean pertains to good eating and drinking. These words derive from Epicurus (c. 341 c.270 B.C.), who was probably born on the… …

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  • 14 epicure — UK [ˈepɪkjʊə(r)] / US [ˈepɪˌkjʊr] noun [countable] Word forms epicure : singular epicure plural epicures literary someone who enjoys good food and drink …

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  • 15 epicure — [16] The Greek philosopher Epicurus (Greek Epíkouros) (341–270 BC) evolved a code of life and behaviour which stressed the avoidance of pain, but since his time it has been stood on its head to signify the active seeking of pleasure – and… …

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  • 16 epicure — [[t]e̱pɪkjʊə(r)[/t]] epicures N COUNT An epicure is someone who enjoys eating food that is of very good quality, especially unusual or rare food. [FORMAL] Syn: gourmet …

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  • 17 epicure — noun this Caribbean island will help you meet your own inner epicure Syn: gourmet, gastronome, gourmand, connoisseur; informal foodie …

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  • 18 epicure — [16] The Greek philosopher Epicurus (Greek Epíkouros) (341–270 BC) evolved a code of life and behaviour which stressed the avoidance of pain, but since his time it has been stood on its head to signify the active seeking of pleasure – and… …

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  • 19 epicure — /ep i kyoor /, n. 1. a person who cultivates a refined taste, esp. in food and wine; connoisseur. 2. Archaic. a person dedicated to sensual enjoyment. [1350 1400 for earlier sense; 1555 65 for def. 2; ME Epicures, Epicureis Epicureans (pl.) < L… …

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  • 20 epicure — noun /ˈɛpɪkjʊə,ˈɛpɪkjʊr/ a) A person who is devoted to sensual pleasures or sensuous living. b) A person with highly refined tastes in food, wine, music et cetera …

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