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eudaemonism

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noun eu·dae·mo·nism \yü-ˈdē-mə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of eudaemonism

  1. :  a theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being

eudaemonist

play \-nist\ noun

eudaemonistic

play \-ˌdē-mə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective


Variants of eudaemonism

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eudaimonism

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Origin and Etymology of eudaemonism

Greek eudaimonia happiness, from eudaimōn having a good attendant spirit, happy, from eu- + daimōn spirit — more at demon


First Known Use: 1827


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