Eudaemonic

Eudaemonic

ˌyo͞odəˈmänik

Adjective

  • Conducive to happiness.

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Example Sentences

“Getting the promotion was a eudaemonic boost for the rest of the week.”

“Enjoying my cup of coffee every morning on the porch is a eudaemonic experience.”

“Pets are often a eudaemonic influence in people’s lives.”

Word Origin

Greek, mid-19th century

Why this word?

“Eudaemonic” developed from the Greek words “eudaimonikos” and “eudaimōn,” both of which mean “happy.” As with many English words, there’s a lot of crossover between Greek and Latin here. The Latin root “eu-” means “well” or “good.” It forms many words to describe pleasant things, such as “euphoria” (“intense happiness”), “euphony” (“a pleasant sound”), “eupeptic” (“related to good digestion”), “euphemism” (“a pleasant word substituted for a harsher term”), and “eurythmic” (“in harmonious proportion”). 

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