felicific
adjective Etymology: Latin felic-, felix Date: 1865 causing or intended to cause happiness

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  • felicific — [fē΄li sif′ik] adj. [< L felix (see FELICITY) + FIC] Rare producing or tending to produce happiness …   English World dictionary

  • felicific — |fēlə|sifik adjective Etymology: Latin felic , felix happy + English i + fic 1. : bringing about or designed to bring about or produce happiness conclude that the validity of ethical judgments is not determined by the felicific tendencies of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • felicific — adjective Of, pertaining to, or producing pleasure or happiness. Has conduct worth in and for itself, or only as its consequences are felicific as regards the social welfare? See Also: felicity …   Wiktionary

  • felicific — /fee leuh sif ik/, adj. causing or tending to cause happiness. [1860 65; < L felici (s. of felix) happy + FIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • felicific — fe·li·cif·ic …   English syllables

  • felicific — fe•li•cif•ic [[t]ˌfi ləˈsɪf ɪk[/t]] adj. causing or tending to cause happiness • Etymology: 1860–65; < L fēlīc , s. of fēlīx happy + i + fic …   From formal English to slang

  • felicific — /filəˈsɪfɪk/ (say feeluh sifik) adjective making happy; productive of happiness. {Latin fēlīcificus making happy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Felicific calculus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Felicific calculus (cálculo de la felicidad) es un algoritmo formulado por Jeremy Bentham, para calcular el grado de felicidad que causa una acción específica, y por lo tanto de rectitud moral. También se lo conoce… …   Wikipedia Español

  • felicific calculus — felicific calculus, Philosophy. a utilitarian method for calculating the best course of action by determining the preponderance of pleasure over pain in any act or decision; hedonic calculus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Felicific calculus — Part of a series on Utilitarianism …   Wikipedia

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