anhedonia

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noun an·he·do·nia \ˌan-(ˌ)hē-ˈdō-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of anhedonia

  1. :  a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts

anhedonic

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Origin and Etymology of anhedonia

New Latin, from 2a- + Greek hēdonē pleasure — more at hedonism


First Known Use: 1897


Medical Dictionary

anhedonia

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noun an·he·do·nia \ˌan-hē-ˈdō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of anhedonia

  1. :  a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in acts which normally produce it—compare analgesia

anhedonic

\-ˈdän-ik\play adjective

anhedonic

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