Definition of hedonic in English:

hedonic

adjective

technical
  • Relating to, characterized by, or considered in terms of pleasant (or unpleasant) sensations.

    • ‘Other psychologists have proposed theories to account for the changes in behavior that take place when hedonic events follow the behavior.’
    • ‘And it is the contrast between that hedonic state and the expectation of reward when the discriminative stimuli appear, that determines the relative value of those stimuli.’
    • ‘Your top character traits are those that allow you to achieve meaningful happiness, instead of mere hedonic pleasure.’
    • ‘People view hedonic versus practical goods differently in terms of time and money spent to acquire them.’
    • ‘Is there a way out of the hedonic treadmill, the Western model of craving and attachment?’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Greek hēdonikos, from hēdonē ‘pleasure’.

Pronunciation

hedonic

/hɛːˈdɒnɪk//hiːˈdɒnɪk/