Word of the Week Wednesday: anhedonic


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: anhedonic.

Someone who is anhedonic suffers from the condition of hedonia, which is a lack of pleasure or the capacity for feeling pleasure.

This word struck me as interesting when I first heard it used on How I Met Your Mother.

The word also makes me think of the lyrics to “Kitten Intro” by They Might Be Giants:

“Yet, one of these kittens is not prepared to have a good time.”



About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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