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epicure

Line breaks: epi|cure
Pronunciation: /ˈɛpɪkjʊə
 
, ˈɛpɪkjɔː/

Definition of epicure in English:

noun

A person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink: they see themselves as epicures—delighting in food that is properly prepared
More example sentences
  • Liquor stores are plentiful and there are even gourmet shops for the epicures.
  • It does not make sense that animals that are on the verge of extinction are caught because of a minority of epicures.
  • The assembled epicures praised this exquisite tea.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a disciple of Epicurus): via medieval Latin from Greek Epikouros 'Epicurus'.

Derivatives

epicurism

1
noun
Example sentences
  • His personal enemies of promise were sloth, disguised as fastidious indolence; gluttony, disguised as epicurism; and bibulosity, masquerading as connoisseurship.

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