noun Psychology.
lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.

1895–1900; < Greek an- an-1 + hēdon() pleasure + -ia -ia

anhedonic [an-hee-don-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

1897, coined in Fr., anhédonie (1896) by Fr. psychologist Theodule Ribot (1839-1916) as an opposite to analgesia, from Gk. an-, privative prefix, + hedone "pleasure" (see hedonist).
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anhedonia an·he·do·ni·a (ān'hē-dō'nē-ə)
Absence of pleasure from the performance of acts that would normally be pleasurable.

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