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

Nearby words

  1. hedging,
  2. hedgy,
  3. hedin,
  4. hedin, sven anders,
  5. hedjaz,
  6. hedonic calculus,
  7. hedonic damages,
  8. hedonics,
  9. hedonism,
  10. hedonist

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

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