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hedonism

 [he´don-izm]
1. pleasure-seeking behavior.
2. the ethical doctrine that regards pleasure and happiness as the highest good.
3. in psychology, the theory that the attainment of pleasure and the avoidance of pain are the prime motivators of human behavior. adj. adj hedon´ic.

hedonism

/he·do·nism/ (he´din-izm)
1. pleasure-seeking behavior.
2. the doctrine that regards pleasure and happiness as the highest good.
3. the theory that the attainment of pleasure and the avoidance of pain are the prime motivators of human behavior.hedon´ic

hedonism

(hēd′n-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
2. Psychology The doctrine holding that behavior is motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.

he′don·ist n.
he′don·is′tic adj.
he′don·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

hedonism

Pleasure-seeking behavior. Cf Anhedonia.

hedonism

The philosophic and psychological proposition that pleasure, or gratification, is the only ultimate good, and that the pursuit of pleasure is the ultimate motivating force. The concept of ‘pleasure’ is, of course, susceptible to a variety of definitions.
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