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anhedonia

[ an-hee-doh-nee-uh ]

noun

, Psychology.
  1. lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it:

    Severely depressed people often exhibit decreased interest in social interaction, disturbed concentration, and anhedonia.



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Other Words From

  • an·he·don·ic [an-hee-, don, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anhedonia1

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Greek an- + hēdon(ḗ) “pleasure” + -ia; an- 1, -ia

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Example Sentences

The initial response is not as difficult as something that’s stressful, but over time, the anhedonia, the loss of pleasure, is going to drive you down a lot more.

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