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See also: eudæmonic



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From Ancient Greek ευδαιμονικός (eudaimonikós), from εὐδαιμονία (eudaimonía, happiness), from εὐδαίμων (eudaímōn, fortunate, happy).




  1. Of or pertaining to a eudaemon.
  2. That produces satisfied happiness and well-being.
    • 1993, edited by Janina Frentzel-Zagórska, From a One-Party State to Democracy: Transition in Eastern Europe, →ISBN, page 23:
      During the 1960s and 1970s, many communist leaderships sought to legitimate their rule increasingly through the eudaemonic mode; the various economic reforms in the USSR and Eastern Europe at the time constituted the major symbol of this.
    • 2017 January 28, Teal Burrow, Why am I here?, New Scientist, Issue 3110, page 32,
      In 2013, Cole examined the influence of well-being instead. He focused on two types: hedonic, from pleasure and rewards, and eudaemonic, from having a purpose beyond self-gratification.