eudemonism or eu·dae·mon·ism [yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m] Word Origin noun Ethics.
- the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.
Origin of eudemonism First recorded in 1820–30;+ Related formseu·de·mon·ist, nouneu·de·mon·is·tic, adjectiveeu·de·mon·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb British Dictionary definitions for eudemonism eudemonism eudaemonism noun
- philosophy an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness
Derived Formseudemonist or eudaemonist, nouneudemonistic, eudaemonistic, eudemonistical or eudaemonistical, adjectiveeudemonistically or eudaemonistically, adverb