V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a connoisseur of food and drink; 2. someone who derives pleasure from good food

Synonyms: gourmet, connoisseur, bon vivant, epicurean


Tips: Epicure, and its synonym epicurean, come from the Greek philosopher Epicurus who thought pleasure was the greatest good. Epicurean is also an adjective used to described refined tastes. Epicure is a "highbrow" word used to describe a connoisseur of food. You can use epicure instead of connoisseur or gourmet to sound more sophisticated.

Usage Examples:

Ever the epicure, she decided to become a caterer. (gourmet, bon vivant)

Their epicurean taste makes them difficult party guests, but wonderful hosts. (gourmet) adjective

The epicure takes dining to a sophisticated level. (gourmet)

It's wonderful to have a sister who is an epicure because she always cooks lavish meals and serves the best wines. (gourmet, bon vivant)

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