[ hee-don-ik ]
/ hiˈdɒn ɪk /


of, characterizing, or pertaining to pleasure: a hedonic thrill.
pertaining to hedonism or hedonics.

Origin of hedonic

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

he·don·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·he·don·ic, adjectivenon·he·don·i·cal·ly, adverb
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