anhedonia


an·he·do·nia

noun \ˌan-(ˌ)hē-ˈdō-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of ANHEDONIA

:  a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts
an·he·don·ic \-ˈdä-nik\ adjective

Origin of ANHEDONIA

New Latin, from 2a- + Greek hēdonē pleasure — more at hedonism
First Known Use: 1897

an·he·do·nia

noun \ˌan-hē-ˈdō-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANHEDONIA

: a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in acts which normally produce it—compare analgesia
an·he·don·ic \-ˈdän-ik\ adjective

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