eudemonic


eudemonic

eudemonic or eu·dae·mon·ic [yoo-di-mon-ik] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. pertaining or conducive to happiness.
  2. pertaining to eudemonics or eudemonism.

Origin of eudemonic From the Greek word eudaimonikós, dating back to 1825–35. See eudemon, -ic Examples from the Web for eudaemonic Contemporary Examples of eudaemonic

  • He said, “Democratic governments rely on eudaemonic legitimation.”

    Among the Truthers (And Other Conspiracy Theorists)

    David Frum

    April 3, 2012

  • Historical Examples of eudaemonic

  • Condorcet and his predecessors regarded it exclusively from the eudaemonic point of view.

    The Idea of Progress

    J. B. Bury

  • Word Origin and History for eudaemonic adj.

    “producing happiness,” 1865, from Greek eudaimonikos “conducive to happiness,” from eudaimonia “happiness,” from eu (see eu-) + daimon “guardian, genius” (see daimon). Related: Eudaimonia; eudemonia.

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