anhedonia

[ an-hee-doh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌæn hiˈdoʊ ni ə /

noun Psychology.

lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of anhedonia

1895–1900; < Greek an- an-1 + hēdon(ḗ) pleasure + -ia -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM anhedonia

an·he·don·ic [an-hee-don-ik] /ˌæn hiˈdɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for anhedonic

anhedonia
[ ăn′hē-dōnē-ə ]

n.

Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would normally be pleasurable.
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