[ an-hee-doh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌæn hiˈdoʊ ni ə /
lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.
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grief, woe, sadness, sorrow, misery, heartache, melancholy, distress, misfortune, dysphoria, dolor, wretchedness, worry, infelicity
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- anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia,
Origin of anhedonia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
"inability to feel pleasure," 1897, from French anhédonie, coined 1896 by French psychologist Theodule Ribot (1839-1916) as an opposite to analgesia, from Greek an-, privative prefix (see an- (1)), + hedone "pleasure" (see hedonist).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ ăn′hē-dō′nē-ə ]
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would normally be pleasurable.
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