195. Happiness


See also 28. ATTITUDES ; 279. MOODS

ataraxia
a state of tranquility free from anxiety and emotional disturbance. — ataractic, ataraxic, adj.
athedonia
an inability to be happy. — athedonic, adj.
cheromania
an extreme love for gaiety.
cherophobia
an abnormal fear of gaiety.
eudemonics, eudaemonics
1. an art or means of acquiring happiness; eudemonism.
2. the theory of happiness. — eudemonia, n. eudemonic, eudemonical, adj.
eudemonism, eudaemonism
Ethics. a moral system based upon the performance of right actions to achieve happiness. — eudemonist, eudaemonist, n.
euphoria, euphory
1. a state of happiness and well-being.
2. Psychiatry. an exaggerated state of happiness, with no foundation in truth or reality. — euphoric, adj.
jocundity
the quality or condition of being merry or cheerful. — jocund, adj.
jovialist
Obsolete, a person who leads a merry life.
joviality
1. the quality or state of being merry or jovial.
2. festivity.
jucundity
Obsolete. the condition or act of being pleasant.
macarism
the practice of making others happy through praise and felicitation. — macarize, v.

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