eu·​dae·​mo·​nism yü-ˈdē-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce eudaemonism (audio)
variants or eudaimonism
: a theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being
eudaemonist noun
eudaemonistic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eudaemonism was in 1827

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“Eudaemonism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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