Definitions of Hedonism
- (noun) The pursuit of pleasure; historically coupled with a belief that pursuit connected one with divine realms.
- (noun) Acts, practices and ideas associated with the pursuit of pleasure.
- American English – /hEE-duh-niz-uhm/
- British English – /hEE-duh-ni-zuhm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈhidnˌɪzəm/
- British English – /ˈhɛdənɪz(ə)m/
- Plural: hedonisms
- Hedonism is opposed to asceticism.
- A (noun) hedonist pursues hedonism for (adjective) hedonistic or (adjective) hedonic pleasure.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “hedonism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 9, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
hedonism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “hedonism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 9, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“hedonism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 9 Dec. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/hedonism/>.