Anhedonia



lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.
n.

“inability to feel pleasure,” 1897, from French anhédonie, coined 1896 by French psychologist Theodule Ribot (1839-1916) as an opposite to analgesia, from Greek an-, privative prefix (see an- (1)), + hedone “pleasure” (see hedonist).

anhedonia an·he·do·ni·a (ān’hē-dō’nē-ə)
n.
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would normally be pleasurable.

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