[ an-hee-doh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌæn hiˈdoʊ ni ə /
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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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Origin of anhedonia
OTHER WORDS FROM anhedoniaan·he·don·ic [an-hee-don-ik], /ˌæn hiˈdɒn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby anhedonia
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Example sentences from the Web for anhedonia
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.
Medical definitions for anhedonia
[ ăn′hē-dō′nē-ə ]
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would normally be pleasurable.
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