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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Bringing about or designed to bring about or produce happiness.

Usage examples (17)
  • But either way it is all odd, as if there were some kind of felicific calculus for friendship and one that applies to us all equally, however different our natures.
  • The felicific or hedonic valence of these various consequences can be mixed.
  • In any felicific calculus, he is unlikely to go down in history as the man who created the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
  • Some stopped at the outset with the felicific calculus, argued that pleasure was an evanescent phenomenon, that it could not be added or summed up. for more
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