cacoëthes

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noun caco·ë·thes \ ˌka-kə-ˈwē-(ˌ)thēz , -kō-ˈē- \

Definition of cacoëthes

:an insatiable desire :mania

Origin and Etymology of cacoëthes

Latin, from Greek kakoēthes wickedness, from neuter of kakoēthēs malignant, from kak- cac- + ēthos character — more at sib


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