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eudemonic

or eudaemonic

[yoo-di-mon-ik] /ˌyu dɪˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining or conducive to happiness.
2.
pertaining to eudemonics or eudemonism.
Origin of eudemonic
1825-1835
From the Greek word eudaimonikós, dating back to 1825-35. See eudemon, -ic
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  • Condorcet and his predecessors regarded it exclusively from the eudaemonic point of view.

Word Origin and History for eudaemonic
adj.

"producing happiness," 1865, from Greek eudaimonikos "conducive to happiness," from eudaimonia "happiness," from eu (see eu-) + daimon "guardian, genius" (see daimon). Related: Eudaimonia; eudemonia.

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