hedonic

[hee-don-ik]
adjective
1.
of, characterizing, or pertaining to pleasure: a hedonic thrill.
2.
pertaining to hedonism or hedonics.

Origin:
1650–60; Greek hēdonikós pleasurable, equivalent to hēdon() pleasure + -ikos -ic; akin to Latin suādēre to advise, i.e., to recommend as pleasing (see suasion, persuade), sweet

hedonically, adverb
nonhedonic, adjective
nonhedonically, adverb
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hedonism (ˈhiːdəˌnɪzəm, ˈhɛd-)
 
n
1.  ethics
 a.  See utilitarianism the doctrine that moral value can be defined in terms of pleasure
 b.  the doctrine that the pursuit of pleasure is the highest good
2.  the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of principle
3.  indulgence in sensual pleasures
 
[C19: from Greek hēdonē pleasure]
 
he'donic
 
adj
 
hedon'istic
 
adj
 
'hedonist
 
n

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Example sentences
That's good, because fat activates the brain's natural mu-opioid receptors,
  provoking what scientists call a hedonic response.
The mutant mice showed increased response to reward stimuli in several hedonic
  scenarios.
It makes no sense to adjust services by the price of hedonic adj imported
  manufactured goods, and imputed homeowners rent.
Psychologists even have a word for the phenomenon: hedonic adaptation.
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