Eudaemonist
Eudemonist Eu*de"mon*ist, Eudaemonist Eu*d[ae]"mon*ist, n. One who believes in eudemonism. [1913 Webster]

I am too much of a eud[ae]monist; I hanker too much after a state of happiness both for myself and others. --De Quincey.


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