Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


or eudaemonism

[yoo-dee-muh-niz-uh m] /yuˈdi məˌnɪz əm/
noun, Ethics.
the doctrine that the basis of moral obligations is to be found in the tendency of right actions to produce happiness.
Origin of eudemonism
1820-30; eudemon + -ism
Related forms
eudemonist, noun
eudemonistic, adjective
eudemonistically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for eudemonistic
Historical Examples
  • eudemonistic are the teachings of Godwin, Stirner, and Tucker.

    Anarchism Paul Eltzbacher
British Dictionary definitions for eudemonistic


(philosophy) an ethical doctrine holding that the value of moral action lies in its capacity to produce happiness
Derived Forms
eudemonist, eudaemonist, noun
eudemonistic, eudaemonistic, eudemonistical, eudaemonistical, adjective
eudemonistically, eudaemonistically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for eudemonism

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for eudemonistic

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for eudemonistic