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anhedonia (an-hee-DO-nee-uh) noun
Lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it.
[Greek an- + hedon(e) pleasure + -ia.]
"Your falling out of love is a sort of anhedonia--an inability to experience pleasure--and this anhedonia is a biological relative, or even an equivalent, of depression." Peter Kramer, For better or worse, Elle, Sep 1997.
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