eudaemonism

noun
eu·​dae·​mo·​nism | \ yü-ˈdē-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce eudaemonism (audio) \
variants: or eudaimonism \ yü-​ˈdī-​mə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce eudaemonism (audio) \

Definition of eudaemonism

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

Other Words from eudaemonism

eudaemonist \ yü-​ˈdē-​mə-​nist How to pronounce eudaemonism (audio) \ noun
eudaemonistic \ yü-​ˌdē-​mə-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce eudaemonism (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of eudaemonism

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eudaemonism

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

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“Eudaemonism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eudaemonism. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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