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hedonic

[hee-don-ik] /hiˈdɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, characterizing, or pertaining to pleasure:
a hedonic thrill.
2.
pertaining to hedonism or hedonics.
Origin of hedonic
1650-1660
1650-60; Greek hēdonikós pleasurable, equivalent to hēdon(ḗ) pleasure + -ikos -ic; akin to Latin suādēre to advise, i.e., to recommend as pleasing (see suasion, persuade), sweet
Related forms
hedonically, adverb
nonhedonic, adjective
nonhedonically, adverb
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