hedonic vs hedonistic what difference

what is difference between hedonic and hedonistic

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἡδονικός (hēdonikós, pleasant).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: hēdənĭk, IPA(key): /ˈhiːdənɪk/
  • Hyphenation: he‧don‧ic

Adjective

hedonic (comparative more hedonic, superlative most hedonic)

  1. Of or relating to pleasure
  2. Pursuing pleasure in a devoted manner
  3. Of or relating to the hedonists or to hedonism

Derived terms

  • hedonically
  • isohedonic

Related terms

  • hedonism
  • hedonist
  • hedonics

See also

  • eudaemonic


English

Etymology

hedonist +‎ -ic

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdənɪstɪk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /hidəˈnɪstɪk/

Adjective

hedonistic (comparative more hedonistic, superlative most hedonistic)

  1. Devoted to pleasure; epicurean.
    • 1999, Jamie Mayerfeld, Suffering and Moral Responsibility, Oxford University Press, USA (→ISBN), page 3:
      Among philosophers, attention to suffering has been a casualty of a long series of attacks on hedonistic utilitarianism—the doctrine that people are morally required to maximize the total surplus of happiness over suffering.
    • 2003, Paul Pearsall, The Beethoven Factor, Hampton Roads Publishing (→ISBN)
      He refers to the danger of leading our lives on a hedonistic treadmill, seeking more accomplishments and trying to get more things and more money, leading eventually to ever increasing expectations.

Related terms

  • hedonic
  • hedonism
  • hedonist
  • hedonistically

Translations


Romanian

Etymology

From French hédonistique

Adjective

hedonistic m or n (feminine singular hedonistică, masculine plural hedonistici, feminine and neuter plural hedonistice)

  1. hedonistic

Declension


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